I'd never seen the like when their sentences were announced. Such an outcry! Newspapers as far away as Phoenix and Chicago ran whole issues on the sentences. Doc Morris and fancy doctors from back East spoke in defence of Lucy McGinley. She was ill, they said, her mind wasn't nearly right. They gave it a fancy name, but essentially she'd admit to anything because she felt she deserved punishment. Victim Syndrome, one psychiatrist called it. In addition, her crippled mind hated beautiful young women: they recalled her own emotions at their age, and she hit out at the despised memories.