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The defining moment of Steve LaTourette’s career in public service did not unfold in Washington, D.C., where he spent 18 years in Congress representing Northeast Ohio out of the 14th and, later, 19th U.S. House districts.

Rather, that moment came in 1990 when, as Lake County prosecutor, LaTourette oversaw four jury trials that produced guilty verdicts and a series of plea deals tied to the Kirtland cult killings.

It was, many observers said, a career-making case for LaTourette, then 35 years old and beginning his second year as prosecutor.

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