Sin, Shame, and Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church

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Continuum, 2006 - True Crime - 228 pages
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David Yonke's new book Sin, Shame, &Secrets is the shocking but true story of the 1980s ritual murder of a Roman Catholic nun that went unsolved for more than two decades until cold case investigators arrested Father Gerald Robinson, a 66-year-old Roman Catholic priest, at his home next door to the Toledo police station on April 23, 2004.
Just over two years later, on May 11, 2006, a jury convicted Father Robinson of murder and the priest was sentenced to life in prison, a term he is now serving at a maximum-security prison in southern Ohio.
An award-winning journalist and the religion editor of The Toledo Blade, David Yonke covered the trial from gavel to gavel. Sin, Shame, &Secrets chronicles the unique and compelling case that involves startling evidence of a satanic murder, an examination of the cover-up by the Toledo Catholic Diocese, and an inside look at how cold-case investigators and the prosecutor's office put together an iron-clad case that resulted in a conviction after just 6 hours of jury deliberations.

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Review: Sin, Shame, and Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church

User Review  - Julia Lampros - Goodreads

Incredible, deep insight to a cold case that hit home to many. A must read especially for those interested in real cold cases, and for those who live in and around Toledo. Read full review

Review: Sin, Shame, and Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church

User Review  - dejah_thoris - Goodreads

I found this book while searching for something else and most of my coworkers remember this case, which I do not remember hearing about at all up in Michigan. A bizarre and thrilling read if you're a ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

David Yonke is an award-winning journalist whose work as Religion Editor of the Blade frequently lands on the front page. He has worked at the Tampa Tribune and the Blade and taught reporting and editing at the University of Toledo. A native of New York City and a graduate of Duke University, David has been married 24 years to the former Janet Culver and has three daughters.

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