Mary, Mary... Quite Contrary
April 15, 2003 1:20 PM Subscribe
"Mary smiled and asked to see Martin.
I said, ‘No, pet, Martin is dead.’ She turned round and said, ‘Oh, I know he’s dead. I wanted to see him in his coffin,’ and she was still grinning."Mary Bell
was convicted in 1968 for the murder of two boys: Martin Brown, age 4 and Brian Howe, age 3. And how old was Mary? She was 11
. Released on license in 1980, Mary is in court again
, this time to determine if she can retain the state-granted anonymity she has enjoyed since her release. But should one remain anonymous after profitting from their own biography
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