Ducharme Case

DUCHARME CASE was one of VANCOUVER's most bizarre murder cases. In 1949 Roger Ducharme, a repeat sex offender who suffered from penile giantism, was charged in a sex-related homicide and tried before Justice Alexander MANSON. Although Ducharme's physical deformity was material to the case, sensitivities of the time prevented its mention in evidence or media coverage. The trial took place in a charged atmosphere with rowdy overflow crowds disrupting the proceedings. Ducharme was convicted by an...

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