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Op-ed column: Doubling our losses

Trying boys as adults will hurt their chances of being rehabilitated

Mart Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
Mart Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
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> There is a mistaken belief in Amsterdam and the town of Florida that we have lost two children. In reality we may have lost four children — the two who were murdered, Paul Damphier and Jonathan DeJesus, and the two who allegedly killed them, Matthew Phelps and Anthony Brasmiester. The first two can never come back. But the other two, if tried and convicted as adults and sent to prison, may be lost forever ...

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August 5, 2012
8:36 p.m.

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Thanks Dan for an excellent, well thought out and researched column. Look forward to your comments in the morning on WVTL.