Canada: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Just Like the Book

The two boys, one 11, the other 13, had been reading 40 to 50 comic books a week, and apparently what they read they took to heart. One evening last month, they acted like characters in their comic strips. Result: last week, in Dawson Creek, B.C., they stood trial in juvenile court for robbery and murder.

The two boys* had started out by stealing a .30-30 rifle from an unlocked car. Then they broke into a truck, stole cigarettes. Thus equipped, they headed out of town, hid in a ditch, and waited. Soon a car came along. One of the...

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