The Canadian Press

2000-05-16 | Privacy-Concerns

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Stephen Truscott, who had been convicted of murder four decades earlier, asked the federal government to set aside his conviction. The Ontario man said there was new evidence to back his claim that he was wrongfully convicted of raping and murdering 12-year-old Lynne Harper. Truscott was sentenced to death at age 14 -- the youngest person ever to receive such a sentence. It was eventually commuted and he served 10 years in prison before being released in 1969. Justice Minister Anne McLellan promised fast action in the case.

Date: 2000-05-16
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << two years ago, through the lawyers we obtain about three thousand pages of documents on my case through the freedom of information act a good portion of these pages would probably never had been seen before by the defense >>

Clip ID: 20000516CPCN002