- Series: Lorimer Real Justice
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 12 September 2012
- Copyright Year: 2012
- ISBN: 9781459400948
- Page Count: 144
- Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
- Interest ages: 13-17
- Reading level: Grade 5
Real Justice: Guilty of Being Weird
The story of Guy Paul Morin
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 girls 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.
[Fry Reading Level - 5.0
About the Author
The tragic tale of a nineteen-year-old boy who was caught in an elaborate RCMP sting operation and falsely confessed to murder.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 13-18Reading level: Grade 4Lexile Reading Level: 840L