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.
Faryon, Cynthia J., 1956-
Guilty of being weird
the story of Guy Paul Morin
Toronto : James Lorimer & Co. ; Custer, WA : Distributed in the United States by Orca Book Pub., 2013, c2012.
144 p. :,ill.. ;,22 cm.
Ages 13 and up.
Statement of Responsibility:
Cynthia J. Faryon
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Judicial error Canada Juvenile literature.
Murder Ontario Queensville Juvenile literature.
Morin, Guy Paul Juvenile literature.