Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird: The story of Guy Paul Morin

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James Lorimer & Company, Sep 12, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages

At twenty-four, Guy Paul Morin was considered a bit strange. He still lived at home, drove his parents' car, kept bees in the backyard, and grew flowers to encourage the hives. He played the saxophone and clarinet in three bands and loved the swing music of the 1940s.

In the small Ontario town where he lived, this meant Guy Paul stood out. So when the nine-year-old girl next door went missing, the police were convinced that Morin was responsible for the little girl?s murder. Over the course of eight years, police manipulated witnesses and tampered with evidence to target and convict an innocent man. It took ten years and the just-developed science of DNA testing to finally clear his name.

This book tells his story, showing how the justice system not only failed to help an innocent young man, but conspired to convict him. It also shows how a determined group of people dug up the evidence and forced the judicial system to give him the justice he deserved.

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Contents

Note
6
Foreword
7
Chapter One Cries in the Night
11
Chapter Two Guy Paul and the Morin Family
13
Chapter Three The day Christine went missing part one
19
Chapter Four The day Christine went missing part two
24
Chapter Five The search begins
29
Chapter Six The trail
38
Chapter Fourteen Preparing for a new trial
96
Chapter Fifteen On trial again
101
Chapter Sixteen Waiting for justice
109
Chapter Seventeen The truth at last
113
Chapter Eighteen The Kaufman Commission
117
What now?
126
Authors Note
129
Acknowledgements
131

Chapter Seven Grisly discovery
47
Chapter Eight The murder investigation begins
54
Chapter Nine Tunnel vision
59
Chapter Ten The profile
72
Chapter Eleven The arrest
77
Chapter Twelve Preparing a defence
85
Chapter Thirteen The first trial of Guy Paul Morin
89
Timeline
133
Glossary
136
Further Reading
139
Photo Credits
141
Index
142
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About the author (2012)

CYNTHIA J. FARYON has worked as a legal assistant and teen counsellor. She began her writing career in 1999 and is now the author of eleven books, including Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen - The story of David Milgaard. She lives in Richer, Manitoba.

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