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Jury convicts Odgren of murder

Rejects insanity defense; life term mandatory

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By Patricia Wen and Milton J. Valencia
Globe Staff / April 30, 2010

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Special needs student John Odgren was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder for killing a classmate whom he encountered randomly in school one morning, concluding a trial that tested the limits of the insanity defense and a high school’s capacity to measure the dangerousness of a troubled teenager. (Full article: 1076 words)

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