Halifax and youth crime: a case study

"People have every reason to be angry about this case," writes judge Jamie Campbell at the beginning of a 38-page decision involving a 17-year-old boy who was involved in the brutal killing of an elderly woman in Dartmouth two years ago.

I could write much about this situation, but I prefer to simply post the entire decision for readers. A bit of warning: there is a description of the killing, as well as the tragic life circumstances of the boy, which some readers may find disturbing.

To read the decision click here.

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