Fourteen: The Murder of David Stukel

Fourteen: The Murder of David Stukel

by Bill O'Connell


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Chicago Tribune 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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ISBN-13: 9780595693344
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/07/2007
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

An editor at the Chicago Tribune, Bill O?Connell dedicates Fourteen to son Kyle, who embraces life and faces adversity with grace and humor.

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