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

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

by Cynthia J. Faryon
 

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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 town where he lived, this meant Guy Paul stood out. So when the nine-year-old girl

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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 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 also 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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Children's Literature - Kelli Getman
Is it right to judge a person simply from what you see on the outside? Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird is the eye-opening story of Guy Paul Morin, a man wrongly accused of the horrid rape and murder of his nine-year-old neighbor. You will read how Morin was accused and convicted because of shoddy and illegal detective work. The author keeps to the facts but sheds light on the large amounts of misinformation and years of injustice Morin endured. If not for his determined supporters, and the science of DNA, Morin may not have received the justice he deserved. Real Justice is the story of two victims: One lost her life to a murderer, and the other his life to suspicious neighbors and officers. This would make a great addition to middle and high school libraries in their criminal justice section, as it has a good bibliographical index. It would also serve a purpose in the classroom for social science, lab science and procedures, police science, criminology, evidence handling, and more. Reviewer: Kelli Getman; Ages 13 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459400924
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
Lorimer Real Justice Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Cynthia J. Faryon is an internationally published author and freelance writer.

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