———–And if . . . the crime goes unpunished? Sooner or later the killer will be “in a place where there’s no appeal,” Mr. McGillen said. “And I feel good about that.” — Joseph McGillen, former investigator with the Philadephia Medical Examiner’s Office, was commenting on the unsolved murder of a young boy that occurred in the city fifty years ago. (From “The Burden of an Unsolved Case and Its Nameless Victim,” by David Stout, The New York Times, 1 January 2007.) ———————–

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