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Teens in 'Miracle in Missouri' Case Recount Their Ordeal on 48 Hours PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Hudson   
Friday, 11 September 2009 08:11
You may recall the shock, joy and sadness that came with the "Miracle in Missouri" back in January 2007.
At the time, 13-year-old Ben Ownby went missing on January 8, 2007 when he did not return home from school and authorities came to believe he was abducted after exiting his school bus.

Four days later, a series of tips led to police to the apartment of Michael Devlin and they were stunned to find not just Ben but another teen, Shawn Hornbeck, who had been missing for 4.5 years. The elation that came with the boys' rescue was tempered when the full horror of what they went through at the hands of Devlin was made public. Devlin ultimately was charged with 80 counts of sexual assault, kidnapping and attempted murder and was sentenced to 72 life terms, and an additional 170 years in prison for his crimes.

In the wake of the incredible outcome to the Jaycee Lee Dugard case, the CBS-TV news program 48 Hours recently provided a fresh update to their original September 2008 piece where both Shawn and Ben discuss their ordeal. A video and transcript of the is online.



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