The Media

The Media EVERY SINGLE reasonable, objective reporter who has carefully examined the trials of Guy Paul Morin, cannot escape the conclusion that his conviction reflects a travesty of justice and that his incarceration is unjustifiable. Excerpts from a story by Toronto Sun reporter Bill Dunphy, reflects the general thrust of the attitude that the Morin trials have generated. According to Dunphy;

In the tragedy that is the Christine Jessop murder, truth and justice both took a severe beating.

A collection of cops and forensic experts thrown into a damnably difficult case proceeded to stumble through it in a textbook example of how not to run a murder investigation.

Barring a confession, we'll never really have anything but the foggiest notion of what happened to a bubbly eight-year-old girl back in 1983, let alone just how or when or why her young life was ended so brutally.

And no matter which way Guy Paul Morin's trial for that murder had ended, it's hard to imagine an objective observer could have any confidence that the truth and justice had been served.49

The widely shared, virtual acknowledgment of the fact that Morin was unjustifiably convicted should provoke outrage, but instead of denouncing the prosecution of Guy Paul Morin, Dunphy ends his piece by describing the trial which registered the conviction of Morin, in the following terms;

A hideously expensive, difficult and astoundingly detailed legal exercise -and really what do we know now? The police are fallible and Christine died at the hands of a monstrously sick killer. We didn't need the trial to know that.50

So, in the final, implicit accounting, the only conceivable result of the trial was the ongoing harassment and unfair prosecution of Guy Paul Morin.

49Toronto Sun, 31/7/92, pp. 85-6.
50Toronto Sun, 31/7/92, pp. 85-6.






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