By Tim Stanley
At the time a 7-year-old Girl Scout, the woman behind campscottmurders.com said the murders shook everyone, adults and children alike. "We were 30 miles away, but it felt pretty much next door," she said. "At 7, it was like the boogie man was right outside — like the boogie man was going after Girl Scouts."
"None of us knew whether he did it or didn't. ... We were shocked that they didn't have any more (evidence) than what they had," one juror said a year after Gene Leroy Hart was acquitted. Hart died two months after the verdict, maintaining to the end his innocence in the Girl Scout murders.
"I was expecting something civilized, I guess," Bettye Milner said. "I thought it would be about facts. It was like watching a movie, like everybody was performing. It was like the one who gave the best performance was the winner."