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Author Porinchak, Eve, author.

Title One cut / Eve Porinchak.

Publication Info. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Teen New Books  Y364.152 Porinchak    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Teen  TEEN 364.152 POR    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Teen  YA 364.1523 PORINCHAK    Check Shelf
Description ix, 241 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Simon true
Simon true.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Audience Age: 14+
Summary "Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes. A backyard brawl turned media circus filled with gang accusations turns a small, quiet town upside down in this second book in the new Simon True series. On May 22, 1995 at 7 p.m. sixteen-year-old Jimmy Farris and seventeen-year-old Mike McLoren were working out outside Mike's backyard fort. Four boys hopped the fence, and a fight broke out inside the dark fort made of two-by-four planks and tarps. Within minutes, both Mike and Jimmy had been stabbed. Jimmy died a short time later. While neighbors knew that the fort was a local hangout where drugs were available, the prosecution depicted the four defendants as gang members, and the crime as gang related. The accusations created a media circus, and added fuel to the growing belief that this affluent, safe, all-white neighborhood was in danger of a full-blown gang war. Four boys stood trial. All four boys faced life sentences. Why? Because of California's Felony Murder Rule. The law states that "a death is considered first degree murder when it is commissioned during one of the following felonies: Arson, Rape, Carjacking, Robbery, Burglary, Mayhem, Kidnapping." In other words, if you--or somebody you are with--intends to commit a felony, and somebody accidentally dies in the process, all parties can be tried and convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole, even if nobody had any intention of committing a murder. What really happened that day? Was it a case of robbery gone wrong? Gang activity? Or was it something else?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Farris, Jimmy.
McLoren, Michael.
Murder -- California -- Agoura Hills -- Case studies.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Violence.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Adolescence.
Other Form: Online version: Porinchak, Eve, author. One cut New York : Simon Pulse, 2017 9781481481335 (DLC) 2017010346
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1481481312 (paperback)
9781481481335 (eBook)
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