Juvenile Courts: Whiff of Innocence

A man who commits a crime while drunk is nonetheless responsible for his act. But what of those who commit crimes while under the influence of something more unorthodox? In Detroit last week, Juvenile Court Judge James Lincoln surprisingly found that it makes a difference.

It was firmly established that the 15-year-old boy who appeared before Judge Lincoln had sexually attacked and strangled tiny Deborah and Kimberly Crowther, eight and six, while they were walking in a field near their home last April. It was also established that before the attack, the boy and two friends had sniffed 15 tubes...

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