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Who Killed Jackie Bates?

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Short listed for 3 Saskatchewan Book Awards: Non-Fiction AwardSaskatoon AwardBook of the Year AwardOn the morning of 5 December 1933, a young RCMP constable discovered a grisly scene in the Avalon schoolyard in rural Saskatchewan. A young boy lay dead in a rented car, an apparent victim of carbon monoxide poisoning. In the car with him were his parents, who would survive b ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside
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Andrea Wall
Read this for school. It's cool it's a Saskatchewan book and as I'm from there I think that's awesome :) It was interesting forsure, although I think the author bogged it down with too many stats and background info. Honestly, we didn't need to know everything about Saskatoon and it felt like he was just trying to lengthen the book. Other then that though it was as interesting as I expected

Ok, no here is my personal opinion on the actual case.

The Bates should have been charged for murder. The
Andd Becker
The stress of living through the Great Depression may or may not have been a contributory factor in the parental decision to engage in a suicide pact. Tragically, the only part of the murder/double suicide that succeeded was the couple's killing of their young son. Amazingly, the verdict rendered was....
I believe this book is relevant to my community since it takes place in nearby Saskatchewan and to people living on the brink of a Depression today, so I bought it for my library. I think it asks, do people do bad things because of their historical environment or because they're the type of person to do something bad anyway? I think I know the answer already....
Some sort of legislation or social gift from the government occurred because of this case (I haven't read the book yet). So far it's an
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