crimes and consequences

EP19: The Boy Who Murdered Children

The Case of Jesse Pomeroy

Jesse PomeroyThe city of Boston was overcome with terror in the late 1800s because a monster was torturing its’ young boys.  After eight children were brutally violated, the police were finally able to nab the perpetrator.  To everyone’s surprise, the sadistic fiend was a child himself;  he was a 12-year-old named Jesse Pomeroy.  As punishment for his cruel ways, Jesse was sentenced to a reformatory for six years.  However, Jesse was released after 14 months for good behavior.   When Jesse got out, he was far from reformed…in fact, Jesse advanced to murder within days of being back on the streets of Boston.  Find out how the State of Massachusetts dealt with a 14-year-old sadistic murderer in this week’s episode…