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Steven Truscott and the Murder of 12-Year Old Lynne Harper
On a cold September day in 1959 a 14 year old Canadian schoolboy, in just his first encounter with the police and in a crime of passion, was sentenced by a jury to hang.
It is sad when any young... More > boy is punished more harshly than should be for his crime. Fortunately, common sense prevailed and after three months the penalty was reduced to a life sentence. Six years later a journalist would write about this boy who, sentenced to hang until dead, had always claimed he was innocent.< Less