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48 years later...

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by DryCreek, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog

    Many of you might not recognize the name, but 48 years ago a young 14 year old boy by the name of Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang here in Ontario for the 1959 murder of a twelve year old girl, Lynne Harper. He was the youngest person to be sentenced to death in Ontario. The federal cabinet commuted Truscott’s death sentence to life in prison and he was released on parole in 1969 at 24 years old.

    Yesterday, at 62 years of age, he was acquitted. He has always maintained his innocence. The court threw out his conviction and, after deciding it would be impossible to order a new trial 48 years after Harper’s death, entered an acquittal.

    This mans life was horribly altered at a young age. He has fought long and hard to clear his name. Though it was not possible for his innocence to be declared by the courts as the only way for that to happen is to have a new trial with Steve being found innocent by a jury, it's as close as he can get.

    Now the big question. How much? How much do you think the Ontario government will offer as compensation for a lifetime.

  2. Titch_Pitbull

    Titch_Pitbull Top Dog

    Well what ever the figure it wont be enough. No price on childhood and time
  3. ChiaPit

    ChiaPit Top Dog

    I agree that if in fact he was innocent...it would never be enough no matter the amount.

    In Texas I don't think anyone would get sentenced to death and still be around 48 years later....
  4. they sure wouldnt.....

    I agree though...there is no price on life....

    You cant buy happiness or lost time..like you cannot buy love or class....you either have it or you dont....

    And to be completely honest, I think it is a disgrace on the man, for them to be offering him money....I mean..I know he is giong to need it.....
    But I would be pissed...if they did it to me....but would expect them to give me what I wanted, when I asked.....
  5. DryCreek

    DryCreek CH Dog

    Michael Bryant is the same dolt who banned "Pit Bulls" in Ontario :rolleyes: He wouldn't know the truth about squat if it struck him upside the head.
  6. I can't even imagine...48 years later they find out you were innocent. It's tragic that nearly his entire life was spent behind bars. I agree...no amoount can restore his youth!
  7. Therefore, I am against the capital punishment. How can you compensate an innocent that was executed?
  8. Suki

    Suki Guest

    hard to say what's "fair".... prosports players receive outrageous amounts. heck that dog just got 12 million...:confused: ...
    couldn't honestly give a figure, as, imo, the value of a life is priceless...as is freedom.
  9. Michele

    Michele Guest

    They could never make up for what that person lost. They throw the money compensation card so they could sleep better at night.

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