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EXCLUSIVE: Docudrama chronicles fight to clear Steven Truscott’s name

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The Toronto Sun has the exclusive inside scoop on Marlene, a new docudrama about the sensational Steven Truscott case — and the fight to clear his name.

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Steven Truscott was a 14-year-old schoolboy in Clinton, Ont., when he was sentenced to hang for the rape and murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper.

The shocking crime in 1959 has remained in the Canadian public eye more than 60 years. From the beginning, many thought Truscott had been wrongly convicted and his case is largely responsible for the abolition of the death penalty.

Nonetheless, Truscott spent 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. It took almost 50 years to clear his name. The crime shadowed him wherever he went, and he and Marlene had to raise their children under assumed names.

His wife never gave up until she found new evidence that would exonerate him.

New docudrama chronicles Marlene’s fight to clear husband Steven Truscott’s name. Photo by Supplied

Marlene chronicles how his wife’s devotion to his innocence led to Truscott’s acquittal in 2007. She devoted much of her adult life to fighting for justice on his  behalf.

Directed by Wendy Hill-Tout, the film stars Kristin Booth, Greg Bryk and Julia Sarah Stone. It opens in select theatres April 8.

You can see the trailer and poster for Marlene right here — exclusively in The Toronto Sun!


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