From the Toronto Star this morning:

Steven Truscott’s long fight for justice ended in victory Tuesday when the Ontario Court of Appeal acquitted him of the 1959 murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper and pronounced his conviction “a miscarriage of justice.”

The court rejected the option of ordering a new trial for the 62-year-old Guelph millwright, who was sentenced to hang for the murder at age 14.

A new trial after so many years would be a “practical impossibility” and would amount to an injustice given that Truscott and his family have lived with the burden of a wrongful conviction for nearly half a century, the court said in its 300-page decision.Truscott