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Steven Truscott and the Murder of 12-Year Old Lynne Harper
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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
Crime Does Pay in Canada
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The right not to be convicted of a crime you didn’t commit is a human right, and it is one reason for this book. About one-third of the people who are set free after proving their innocence... More > are not compensated for the injustice they suffered or the time they spent incarcerated. With no money or housing and a criminal record rarely cleared despite innocence, the punishment continues on. Governments must provide restoration to the wrongly convicted through a standard and just process. Another reason for this book is my passion to search for facts and evidence that lead to the truth in controversial real crimes. Like everyone, I hate to see the innocent in prison and I do not like to see a killer free to kill again. Even more, I really hate to see a killer get well paid for his crime. Inside “Crime Does Pay In Canada” is the true story of a smart, gutsy guy who killed a 12-year-young girl and was paid for his crime with a fortune and a lot of fame from an adoring public.< Less
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