The only thing that anyone can conclude from a circumspect review of this case is that Steven Truscott, beyond a reasonable doubt, raped and murdered Lynn Harper in 1959. No other scenario is tenable. The facts as they existed in the first trial, including Truscott's proximity, opportunity, means and motive were enough to convict him at the time and would be enough under current judicial standards.
Among the many things that were incriminating was the circumstances around the killing, with 1. Truscott bragging he would have sex with another girl, who stood him up.. 2. Lynn on Truscotts bicycle just before the crime... 3. Bicycle marks consistent with Truscott's around the body, along with footprint evidence.. with no other culprits indicated 4. Lesions on Truscotts genitals consistent with a violent attack 5. Truscott's evasive and misleading statements to police and completely untenable alibi. 6. The lack of any credible alternative .. there is more.
Truscott was and is guilty of Lynn Harper's murder. It is disturbing that we can review a compelling case for conviction years after the principles in the case have died, and come up with a vacating of sentence driven soley by tainted media advocacy.
The reward is among a number of things that have occurred in our country, Toronto and Ottawa in the recent past that indicates to all sense of discernment between right and wrong, order and disorder, sense and nonsense, reason and absurdity, justice and injustice.. good and evil have been lost....
Our country is headed for some type of reckoning. And this settlement of millions of dollars in reward for a heinous crime, will be a curse on all who aided, abetted, awarded or shared in it. It will be caustic, it will stick like tar and burn like sulfur.
Last edited by coldstream; Jul 16th, 2008 at 12:22 PM..