The very first true crime story I ever read was the story of Steven Truscott. I was 14 years old and was horrified to learn that he was the same as age me when he was found guilty of murdering 12 year old Lynn Harper and given the death penalty. Steven was the youngest person in Canada ever to be sentenced to the death penalty. I think at that time I read everything written about Steven and his case and to me it was evident that he didn’t commit this crime. I was relieved to learn that his sentence was later commuted to life.
A few years ago I heard that he was taking steps to clear his name and I prayed that he would succeed. Well, just his week the appeals court did just that. While I am so happy that he has been vindicated, my one haunting thought is: who killed Lynn Harper?