Jordy sits down with Alex Mar, journalist and author of Seventy Times Seven: A True Story of Murder and Mercy. Listen in as they discuss the story of Paula Cooper, a teenage girl who committed a violent crime and was sentenced to death at the age of fifteen.
The death penalty was sought for Paula until Bill Pelke, the grandson of the victim killed by Paula, publicly forgave her and began advocating against the death penalty. The story of Paula Cooper and Bill Pelke, as well as all the other individuals who played a role in this story, are both heartbreaking and inspirational.
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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose