Episode Sixteen | Shaun Ouillette: Forever Fourteen, Canton, Massachusetts (part two)


The murder of 14-year-old Shaun Ouillette in the fall of 1986 remains one of the cruelest in our state's history. Shaun was the new kid at Canton High looking to make friends. He was an easy going boy whose only mistake was trusting the one kid in town with violent intentions. Part two delves into the the many warning signs given off by his teenaged killer, Rod Matthews, and how an entire town seemed to miss every single one of them.


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Additional Sources: Part Two

Mass Advocates for Children https://www.massadvocates.org/chapter-766

History of ADD - timeline https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/history#1955

Data and Statistics About ADHD

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html

WBUR - What Massachusetts Law Says About Juveniles Charged With Murder

https://www.wbur.org/news/2015/06/15/massachusetts-law-juvenile-murder

WBUR - New Parole Tiers for Juvenile Killers in Mass https://www.wbur.org/news/2014/07/25/patrick-parole-juvenile-murderers AP News - Janet Downing Murder https://apnews.com/article/13ce553a89f1a8674eb567bec1907e46

Kenneth Matthews Jr, obituary

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=181633447


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