What Is The Effect Of Steven Truscott On Harper's Rights

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Steven Truscott, at the age of 14 years old, was sentenced to the death penalty for supposedly murdering his classmate, Lynn Harper. A short and unfair trial ensued that violated many rights given to this young man in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The rights that were violated include the right to not be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, a court concludes that evidence was obtained in a manner that infringed or denied any rights or freedoms guaranteed by this Charter, the evidence shall be excluded if it is established that, having regard to all the circumstances, the admission of it in the proceedings would bring the administration of justice into …show more content…

Truscott was pinned as the murderer immediately once the authorities found Harper’s body with no other people looked at as suspects(SITE MOVIE).although the authorities later admitted the crime scene pointed towards the work of a pedopheliac or necropheliac (SITE NEWSPAPERS). It has now been admitted in his most recent trials(?) that the police rushed to make an arrest, and ignores alternative lines of suspects and questioning because Truscott was an easy target. It was at the police’s discretion that they made Truscott their only suspect and refused to take other lines of suspects, additionally it was at the judge’s discretion to not question why no other people of interest were looked further into. It is obvious that the law enforcement involved in this case were guilty of tunnel vision, accusing soley Truscott without looking for other suspects in an attempt to close the case

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