Kansas Charley: The Boy Murderer
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:5/22/2012 - Argo-Navis
By: Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Most Americans regard ?kids who kill? as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of ?Kansas Charley? shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen?year?old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty and abuse, revealing the people and places that shaped Charley?s behavior, his crime and his punishment. The author brings to life a thought?provoking chapter in the history of the juvenile justice system.