THE TRIAL OF STEVEN TRUSCOTT

Author: Lebourdais (Isabel)
Year: 1966
Publisher: Gollancz.
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: Vg/Vg
Price: 10.00
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Hardback, 1st UK edn. In 1960 at the age of 14, Steven Truscott was sentenced to death for the murder of Lynne Harper aged 12yrs. The boy was in a Death Cell for most of 4 months; then his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. He spent the next 3yrs. in the Guelph Training School, and in January 1963 was transferred to the federal penitentiary at Kingston, Ontario. But was he guilty? It was the profound conviction of the author that he was not. In 1966 the Canadian government, for the first time in Canadian history, asked the Supreme Court of Canada to, in effect, rehear the case. By a majority of 8 to 1 the justices voted to uphold the conviction. Steven Truscott was released from jail in the summer of 1969, although he is on a lifetime parole. He still maintains his innocence. Illus. which are better than the Canadian edn. 240pp. 8vo. h/back. Lightly browned edges and eps, v. sl. fading to head of sp. o/w Vg. in Vg. dw. which is sl. torn at head/tail of sp.

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