What a pity! Instead of changing the mistake, you pulled the story. While it was truly excellent, what I wrote to you already. The public support – despite the horrific murder – for the killer has something moving, because in reality he was the underdog.
Is it so hard to do what it says in http://www.ap.org/newsvalues/index.html :
“When we’re wrong, we must say so as soon as possible. When we make a correction in the current cycle, we point out the error and its fix in the editor’s note. A correction must always be labeled a correction in the editor’s note. We do not use euphemisms such as “recasts,” “fixes,” “clarifies” or “changes” when correcting a factual error.”
The public is missing an excellent story because one editor couldn’t abide by the AP rules. Really, too bad.