A small Pennsylvania town revisits the grisly four-decade-old torture and slaying case of a teenage girl.
Still, the question remains: Was it fair that Peggy Reber was portrayed in the local media as a promiscuous child deserving of her fate?
Roland, who saw the blame-the-victim scenario play out in three separate cases in less than three years, says the jury in the Reber case "convicted the mother instead of the murderer."
And because of that, Peggy Reber's killer, or killers, may well continue to walk among us 40 years later.
Martha Shaak is a Lebanon-based freelance writer. Her brother Kevin Uhrich is editor of Pasadena Weekly. Comments on this story can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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