THE MURDER OF LYNNE HARPER, 1959

THE LAST BIKE RIDE

A tragic series of events followed by a biased police investigation resulted in a 14-year-old boy becoming the youngest-ever inmate on Canada’s Death Row.

The murder of Lynne Harper and subsequent arrest of a 14-year-old boy contains many of the hallmarks of a wrongful conviction. The investigation focused on Steven Truscott as the main suspect; evidence was corrupted to look incriminating, and at a time when people had uncritical attitudes toward the justice system, he was convicted of her murder with almost no questions asked. Since then, however, some highly questionable police work has come to light and the science that found the teenager guilty has been thoroughly discredited. But if Steven ...

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