Sunday, July 02, 2006

96 of 210 : Stephen

One day my friend Stephen broke into his neighbor’s home, stole the old woman’s jewelry, and bashed her head in with a lead pipe. “All my l-life I’ve been b-b-blamed for things I d-d-didn’t do,” he explained. “I g-guess I just wanted to be b-blamed for s-s-something I d-did do.”


At Sunday, July 02, 2006 8:26:00 AM, Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

Oh my god. How old were you when this happened?

At Sunday, July 02, 2006 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Sewa Yoleme said...

I was 13 or 14 when I found out (we had moved to the Caribbean by then), so he was 12 or 13 when he killed her. When I was 15 or so I visited him in prison. He was housed with the adults, and already had that hard-bitten edge to him. But his stutter had completely disappeared.


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