Canada: ONTARIO: British Justice

Windsor's police were peacock proud. The "Slasher," who had knifed two men to death and stabbed three others, had been caught. Or so they thought last July. When they jailed Ronald George Sears, 18, a good-looking, moody youth, he had no police record, but after $3,000 in rewards were offered, a kitchen knife found in one of the Slasher's victims was identified by Sears's sister-in-law as having come from Sears's house. That seemed to be enough, though other members of the family knew nothing about the knife.

In jail, Sears was questioned for seven hours. Police wouldn't let his father...

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