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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User Review  - Lorraine - Goodreads

It was a must-read for me. David Yonke is a journalist and so the book is written in that style. Saddened me and surprised me both about sexual abuses in the Catholic Church and the coverup by the dicese. Read full review

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The despicable crime has been settled in a court room. But a larger question is, "Can we continue to trust other human beings?" Read full review

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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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