editor Bill O’Connell O’Connell explores one of the most heinous but least publicized crimes in Illinois history: the 1968 abduction, sexual assault, and murder of fourteen-year-old David Stukel by fourteen-year-old bullies Billy Rose Sprinkle and James Perruquet. O’Connell—David Stukel’s Little League teammate—recalls the victim’s idyllic childhood and takes readers into the minds of the murderers and inside the homes, hearts, and photo albums of the victim’s family, whose grief is palpable a generation after the crime. His research includes parole interviews, inmate psychological reports and conversations with the families of the murderers and the family of the victim.
Fourteen is a masterfully crafted, thoroughly insightful account of the years leading up to, and the four decades since, the unconscionable and unprovoked slaying of an innocent ninety-five-pound high school freshman.
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Published November 7, 2007
by iUniverse, Inc..
History, Biographies & Memoirs, War.