By Robert J. Sharpe
In December 1883, Peter Lazier was once shot within the center in the course of a bungled theft at a Prince Edward County farmhouse. 3 neighborhood males, pleading innocence from begin to end, have been arrested and charged along with his homicide. of them — Joseph Thomset and David Lowder — have been sentenced to loss of life by way of a jury of neighborhood electorate the next may well. however, appalled group participants believed not less than one in all them to be blameless — even pleading with top minister John A. Macdonald to spare them from the gallows.
The Lazier Murder explores a community's reaction to against the law, as good because the recognition that it will possibly have contributed to a miscarriage of justice. Robert J. Sharpe reconstructs and contextualizes the case utilizing archival and modern newspaper bills. The Lazier Murder presents an insightful examine the altering trend of felony justice in nineteenth-century Canada, and the iconic challenge of wrongful convictions.
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