48 Years Later, Bugs Clear Convicted Murderer

A man who was convicted 48 years ago of the hideous rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl has finally been exonerated, but it took a few hundred flies and the young science of forensic entomology to win his freedom. Steven Truscott was only 14 years old when he was sentenced to die in Canada by hanging for the murder of a childhood friend, Lynn Harper. His sentence stimulated debate over the death penalty, primarily because of his youth. Although this debate contributed to the abolition of...Full Story
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