In 1968, Mary Bell was arrested and charged with the murders of two young boys. She was 11-years old.
Trigger Warning: Child abuse, child sexual abuse, child murder, and graphic violence
What compels a child to take a life, let alone more than one? What led up to those fateful days where she ended the lives of four-year-old Martin Brown and three-year-old Brian Howe? And is it possible for a child like this to be rehabilitated?
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