Crime: Between Father and Son

When police first recovered the body of 18-year-old Ella Jean Scott from a grave on a Chesterton, Ind. farm last February, their chief problem lay in deciding which of two conflicting stories to believe. According to slim, handsome Joel Saikin, 25, his father Samuel, 49, had murdered the go-go dancer in his Chicago warehouse and enlisted his son's help in disposing of her body. According to the elder Saikin, Joel was the girl's killer. Joel passed a lie-detector test, and the authorities put papa on trial for murder. But after hearing all the evidence in a Chicago courtroom last...

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