Robert Sheldon Research Paper

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On the 9th of October, Robert Sheldon was found lying on the tainted red grass of Oak Park. The park was described to be “about two blocks square, with a fountain in the middle and a small swimming pool for little kids.” Police investigators ran through a body analysis showing Sheldon was stabbed by a switchblade around two-thirty in the morning. Hours later after the body was found, police went around asking Sheldon’s family and friends. Three kids, who are witnesses say Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade were responsible. According to Sheldon’s friend, Randy Anderson, that was not the case. He simply stated, “It was our fault and that Curtis and Cade only fought back in self-defense.”

Later that day, when Sheldon’s girlfriend was brought in …show more content…

Five days later, they were brought to a hospital by officer Jerry Wood. Apparently, they had saved five children from a church fire, earning them the headlines from Windrixville Times, from “Hoods to Heroes.” Windrixville Times stated “October 14, 1966, exactly 2:02 p.m.The three young heroes, Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and Dallas Winston, are currently in the hospital after their audacious acts.The three, without hesitation, bolted into the church fire, risking their lives for the lives of five children.” When Ponyboy was released from the hospital, the death of Sheldon was unfolded.
During an interview, he told everyone what had happened. “Bob said, “Give the kid a bath, David.” I ducked and tried to make a run for it, but the Soc caught my hand and twisted it behind my back, and shoved my face into the fountain.” When he became conscious, Bob was already dead. So he asked Cade if he killed him, and he replied, “I had to. They were drowning you, Pony. They might have killed you. And they had a blade…. They were gonna beat me up.. Like last time.” As a self-defense, Cade pulled out his switchblade and stabbed Sheldon to save Curtis and to drive the gang

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