Dying for Love

The True Story of a Millionaire Dentist, his Unfaithful Wife, and the Affair that Ended in Murder

Carlton Smith

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Dr. John Yelenic was a successful dentist in a small Pennsylvania town. When he met Michele Kamler, he thought he’d finally found the woman of his dreams. She was beautiful, intelligent, and seemed to want all the same things out of life as he did.

Michele married Yelenic in 1997. But by 2002, the relationship fell apart…and what followed was a bitter, three-year-long battle in which Michele made demands for Yelenic’s money and even accused him—falsely, it would later be shown—of sexual abuse. Michele began dating Kevin Foley, a Pennsylvania State Trooper. When, in 2006, Yelenic was found murdered—slashed to death in his own home—Foley was the prime suspect.

At the time of Yelenic’s death, Michele was listed as beneficiary on more than $1 million in insurance benefits. Did Foley believe Michele stood to inherit this money? Or did this well-known hot-head act alone? This is a shocking true story of greed, corruption, and cold-blooded murder.

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Dying for Love
I.The CrimeEarly Thursday Morning 
April 13, 2006 
Blairsville, Pennsylvania1.The killer drove through the narrow streets of the small town in west-central Pennsylvania. It was raining lightly, a midnight off-loading of warm, wet, windy, fat drops torpedoing down from the muggy darkness above. The intermittent spatter rendered the oily asphalt ahead shiny in his headlights. The atmosphere was pregnant with the sullenness of heavier thunderstorms that threatened from the northwest. It was the sort of edgy night that could make anyone sweat and wish it would just

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Carlton Smith wrote the New York Times bestselling The Search for the Green River Killer. An award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times during the 1970s and 1980s, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988. His books include Mind Games, Cold Blooded, The Prom Night Murders, Cold as Ice and In the Arms of Evil. There are more than two million copies of his books in print.

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Dying for Love
The True Story of a Millionaire Dentist, his Unfaithful Wife, and the Affair that Ended in Murder
Carlton Smith

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
November 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312381691
ISBN10: 0312381697
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 304 pages, eight page photograph insert
$7.99

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St. Martin's True Crime
November 2011
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ISBN: 9781429950695
ISBN10: 1429950692
304 pages, eight pages of photographs
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