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Mary Bell, sentenced to life in detention for the murder of two boys.

December 17, 1968: Britain in shock as Mary Bell, 11, is found guilty of toddler murders

Mary Bell, an 11-year-old girl, was given a life sentence for the murder of two young boys on Tyneside after a trial that shocked and horrified the nation.

 
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