Youth: More in Sorrow

After ten days of hearings, including last-minute testimony from a girl friend of 17-year-old Nancy Hitchings that Nancy did not seem to be drunk when she saw her a couple of hours before she drove off into the night with Michael Smith to her death, Judge Rodney Eielson found Michael guilty of reckless driving and negligent homicide. The judge concluded that Michael, not Nancy, was driving, on such simple physical evidence as the discovery of Nancy's blood on the right side of the car roof. He sentenced him to six months in jail on the homicide charge, to be...

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