Rage: The True Story of Sibling Murder

Rage: The True Story of Sibling Murder

by Jerry Langton
     
 

In a quiet working-class neighborhood in east-end Toronto, on an early winter day in November 2003, Johnathon Madden returned home from school only to be bullied and threatened by is older brother, Kevin; Kevin's friend Tim Ferriman; and another teenager. the confrontation turned violent and fatal. Johnathon didn't have the strength or size to protect himself against…  See more details below

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In a quiet working-class neighborhood in east-end Toronto, on an early winter day in November 2003, Johnathon Madden returned home from school only to be bullied and threatened by is older brother, Kevin; Kevin's friend Tim Ferriman; and another teenager. the confrontation turned violent and fatal. Johnathon didn't have the strength or size to protect himself against the frenzied attack of his powerful 250-pound brother.

Sibling violence may be as old as time, but this case is particularly disturbing and unsettling.

Kevin Madden had problems. This was not news to his family, teachers, principal, social workers, and psychiatrists. but what drove him to commit murder - and why Johnathon? Why were his friends compelled to take part in the bloodletting? What events were going on behind the scenes that played a part in the tragedy?

Jerry Langton, author of bestseller Fallen Angel, sets out to answer those questions and look for the clues that drove Kevin Madden over the edge. His investigation takes him onto the streets of Toronto, where he unearths a disturbing teen subculture, into cyberspace, and into the confidence of neighbors and students who knew the Madden Family. Langton reveals shocking testimony from the trials - one of which was declared a mistrial due to the perjury of a witness - and exposes the twisted lives of youth living in a parallel universe where death is met with complacency.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470154410
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/09/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Langton grew up in Hamilton, Ontario where he wrote for the Hamilton Spectator. He also contributed to Maclean's. After a move to New York, he became a deputy editor for The Daily News. Upon returning to Toronto, Langton's work appeared regularly in The Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star. He is the author of the bestseller Fallen Angel: The Unlikely Rise of Walter Stadnick in the Canadian Hells Angels; Iced: The Crystal Meth Epidemic; and Rat: How the World's Most Notorious Rodent Climbed Its Way to the Top.

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