Killer of Kitty Genovese dies in prison at 81

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(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) The man who raped and murdered Kitty Genovese — in what became one of the most sensational crimes in the history of New York City — has died, officials said.

The 1964 Queens slaying of Genovese, whose desperate cries for help were ignored, set the standard for urban indifference and became the basis for what social psychologists dubbed the Bystander Effect.

Officials at the time said the apathy over the attack in Kew Gardens allowed Winston Moseley, who knifed Genovese and then hid, to return and finish the job.

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