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  THE MORIN INQUIRY Terms of Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christine Jessop was murdered on or after October 3, 1984.
The Commission shall inquire into the conduct of the investigation into the death of Christine Jessop, the conduct of the Centre of Forensic Sciences in relation to the maintenance, security and preservation of forensic evidence, and into the criminal proceedings involving the charge that Guy Paul Morin murdered Christine Jessop.
Jessop's body was discovered, up to and including April 22, 1985, when Guy Paul Morin was charged with first degree murder.
www.criminallawyers.ca /newslett/oct96/05MORIN.HTM   (1460 words)

 Legal Affairs, Issue 44, Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Evidence revealed that on October 3, 1984, Christine Jessop was abducted from the small town of Queensville, driven 30 miles from her home, where, in the seclusion of a remote wooded area, she was brutally raped.
During the attack Christine was punched in the face with such ferocity that her nose was severely fractured.
Christine lay victim to the elements until her body was recovered three months later, on December 31, 1984.
www.parl.gc.ca /36/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/lega-e/44ev-e.htm   (12943 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Guy Paul Morin: justice fails
Christine Jessop, a nine-year old girl who lived in Queensville Ontario, was dropped off by her school bus at her home on October 3rd, 1984.
Christine Jessop was a nine-year old, grade four student at Queensville Public School.
Following the discovery of Christine Jessop’s body, Guy Paul Morin was immediately the prime suspect in the police investigation despite official statements by the police that stated anyone in Queensway was a suspect.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A4019339   (2310 words)

 Christine Jessop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christine Marion Jessop was a nine-year-old Canadian girl from Queensville, Ontario who was abducted, raped, and murdered by a person or persons unknown in October 1984.
Her body was found about 50km from her home, in Durham Region on New Year's Eve of the same year.
Jessop's murder led to one of Canada's most famous wrongful conviction cases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christine_Jessop   (130 words)

 AETV Discussions: Christine Jessop ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christine's own family visited the site in which her remains were found and found parts of ther hands there that the police failed to collect.
Christine was taken from the front of her home in Queensville, Ontario on October 3, 1984, her body was found in the Durham area on December 30, 1985.
I too was the same age as Christine when this all happened, I attended camp with one of Christine's friends at the time and I remember the sadness and fear when they found her body.
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 Transition Page -- The Ordeal of Guy Paul Morin: Canada Copes With Systemic Injustice
The extent of contact between the Jessops and the Morins was a contentious issue in the case, particularly as it was relevant to the weight to be given to fiber comparisons relied upon by the prosecution at trial.
Constable Robertson testified at the second trial that he was given Christine's sweater to give his dog Ryder her scent, and that when he and the dog approached Morin's beige Honda, the dog "began sniffing in a pronounced way" and put its front paws up against the glass on the passenger side.
For example, Morin told the detectives that Christine was a very innocent child; later he allegedly said that, "All little girls are sweet and beautiful, but grow up to be corrupt." At another point, Morin allegedly said, "I'm innocent," although the detectives later said that they had not suggested he was a suspect.
www.criminaljustice.org /CHAMPION/ARTICLES/98aug01.htm   (4892 words)

 NameTraq | Last Name: Jessop
Artist F. Bradley Jessop examines the experience of being young in a small town through his drawings and paintings in an exhibition to be held Jan....
But Flora Jessop, another Phoenix resident who fled her polygamous family in Colorado City when she was a teenager, described the situation as chaotic.
She was moved to a home in Jessop Road, but this was classed as an unsecured tenancy and she was moved out last March.
nametraq.com /genealogy_jan04/J/Jessop.shtml   (2256 words)

 Sophonow Inquiry
The failure to ‘dust’ the residence (and particularly Christine Jessop’s room) for fingerprints either to preserve her fingerprints or determine if foreign fingerprints were present.
It did not permit an officer to search for all apparent sightings of Christine Jessop or vehicle sightings, without having the actual name of the author of each report or the name of the claimant for the sighting.
There was a failure to systematically prioritize and follow up on ‘hot leads.’ In one case (the sighting of a man who appeared to keep a child forcibly in a car) the follow-up came 12 days after the information was passed on to the police.
www3.telus.net /prtc/SophonowMorinDix02.html   (3491 words)

 A Canadian Atrocity
Christine Jessop's school bus dropped her off at her home on October 3, 1984.
Christine's mother, Janet, telephoned police between 7 and 8 pm.
Emergency vehicles and seventeen police officers, including a police dog and its handlers were dispatched to the Jessop home over the next seven hours.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/canadian_tourism/108574   (478 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: Canada Special Report
For more than a decade after the decomposed body of Christine Jessop was found in the woods northeast of here, those scraps of evidence were the foundation of an investigation that demonstrated the power of Canadian officials to pursue a person they are convinced is guilty.
Charged in 1985 with the assault and murder of the girl, Morin initially was acquitted by a jury whose members agreed that the evidence was not compelling.
As investigators combed the murder scene, Young said, some of Jessop's bones were overlooked, and police collected, as evidence, cigarette butts that their own colleagues had dropped.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/canada/stories/convict062297.htm   (744 words)

 essays research papers fc -- Criminalistics Case Review
On New Years Eve 1984 Christine Jessop a nine-year-old girl from Ontario, Canada was found murdered in a field about fifty kilometres from where she lived.
Christine Jessop’s body had been left in disgusting position, she had also been sexually assaulted and decapitated.
After extensive investigation by the police of at least three hundred and fifty suspects, a young musician and next door neighbour of the Jessop’s, Guy Paul Morin was arrested and spent eleven months in jail waiting for the case to be brought to trial.
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 R. v. Morin
It seems to me that this evidence does not go beyond proving that Christine could have been in the Honda motor vehicle and that the accused could have been at the scene of the killing and, of course, that is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
On the issue of insanity there was considerable psychiatric evidence to the effect that the accused is a person with a mental illness and that he is so constituted that he is quite capable of committing the crime in question, that is sexual assault and killing.
The evidence was relevant and significant on the question of the identity of the killer of Christine Jessop, and on that issue it was admissible.
www.yorku.ca /dmartin/Prosecution/Morin-SCC.htm   (11595 words)

 Toronto Sun Columnist: Michele Mandel - Mom still asks 'why?'
And Christine Jessop was nowhere to be found.
They not only endured the loss of Christine but also the shock of discovering, after almost a decade spent in court rooms, that her murderer had not been captured after all.
Photos of Christine still hang on her mother's walls; Thumper, her favourite stuffed animal, has a place of honour on a rocking chair.
www.canoe.ca /NewsStand/Columnists/Toronto/Michele_Mandel/2004/09/26/pf-643817.html   (780 words)

 Guy Paul Morin Encyclopedia Article @ Unjustly.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Guy Paul Morin is a Canadian who was wrongly convicted of the October, 1984 murder of his nine-year-old, next-door-neighbour, Christine Jessop of Queensville, Ontario.
DNA testing led to a subsequent overturning of this verdict.
Jessop's body was found December 31, 1984 in Durham Region and the Durham Regional Police Service had jurisdiction and conducted the investigation.
www.unjustly.net /encyclopedia/Guy_Paul_Morin   (450 words)

 injusticebusters 1998 > > Guy Paul Morin: Stunning dignity in the face of his wrongful conviction and public ...
John and Wilson were brought to Saskatoon from their Regina homes between May 22 and 24, 1969, during which they gave new statements "that were in stark contrast to their original statements and which, to a considerable degree, matched the theory presented on the last page of the five-page briefing document," Lockyer said.
TORONTO -- The wrongful conviction of Guy Paul Morin for the killing of Christine Jessop was "not an aberration," but was rooted in a flawed justice system, commissioner Fred Kaufman concluded in a scathing report released yesterday.
Morin was charged in 1985 with the murder of the nine-year-old Christine, who disappeared from her Queensville, Ont., home in 1984, and whose raped and battered body was found months later.
injusticebusters.com /index.htm/Morin.htm   (2759 words)

 Paul Morin knows the power of forensic evidence
October 3, 1984, saw the commencement of a 3 month long search into the disappearance of nine year old Christine Jessop, abducted from the front of her home in Queensville, Ontario, and found later dead, 50 km east of her dwelling.
On December 31, 1984, the date Christine Jessop’s body was found (dental records positively identified her on January 1, 1985), "a cigarette butt was located in the general vicinity of her remains.
The gold coloured seat covers were of great importance because Stephanie Nyznyk (a scientist at the Centre of Forensic Sciences) found "gold coloured fibres on Christine Jessop’s clothing taken from the body site that were consistent with the type of fibres used in the manufacture of upholstery and floor coverings for vehicles".
www.uplink.com.au /lawlibrary/Documents/Docs/Doc52.html   (2940 words)

Guy-Paul Morin was charged, and convicted on his second trial, with the kidnapping and murder of nine-year-old Christine Jessop of Queensville, Ontario.
The police decided that Morin must have been home by 4:30 and they persuaded Christine's mother that she had arrived home about 4:35, leaving a five-minute window in which Morin might have lured Christine out of her home and abducted her.
The provincial forensic lab said that a hair caught in a necklace Christine wore could have been Morin's, or either of two of her classmates, and that fibers found in Morin's mother's car could have come from Christine's clothes.
andyturnbull.com /ntt/c14.htm   (8390 words)

 Eye Weekly - Signs of the Times - 02.13.97
In New York another legal remake ended in a conviction, as a fl man was found guilty of violating the civil rights of a man who was stabbed to death during riots that pitted fls against Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood.
An inquiry began into how police went about framing Guy Paul Morin for the 1984 murder of Christine Jessop in Queensville, Ont. Police witnesses are expected to justify themselves by measuring the distance between Morin's eyes.
Heritage Liar Sheila Copps met for two days with culture industrialists and emerged to announce that she is willing to "play hard ball" with America over trade and protectionism in the arts business.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_02.13.97/news_views/signs.php   (365 words)

 Morin Final Report Inquiry
In the wake of a report finding a massive amount of error and ineptitude in his 13-year murder prosecution, Morin said he has been struck by the depth of public anger toward his tormentors.
"If it were regular Joe Blows who screwed up this way, they would be out of their jobs," he said of the prosecutors, police and scientists who contributed to his wrongful conviction in the murder of his nine-year-old neighbor, Christine Jessop.
In his 1,380-page report, he was clear in branding the Morin case a landscape of error and ineptitude, rooted in the blind belief that Morin killed Christine in 1984.
www.prisonactivist.org /pipermail/prisonact-list/1998-April/001675.html   (520 words)

 Canada -- The Wrongful Conviction of Canadian, Guy Paul Morin
On January 23, 1995 Guy Paul Morin was exonerated of a first-degree murder conviction of Christine Jessop, ten years after his arrest and two lengthy criminal trials.
On October 3, 1984 nine year old Christine Jessop was abducted from her home in Queensville, Ontario.
Her body was found three months later, fifty five kilometers east of her home, raped and stabbed to death (Fennell, 1997).
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It's very reminiscent of the Christine Jessop murder investigation north of Toronto, where the victim's FAMILY actually found several bones at the murder scene five months after the Durham Regional Police forensics team had been through.
That case, of course, resulted in the acquittal, second trial, wrongful conviction and subsequent second acquittal (once DNA testing had advanced enough to give a conclusive answer) of Guy Paul Morin.
The simple fact is that police forensics teams don't expect to find full skeletons of bodies long dead (Jessop had also been missing for some time when her remains were found), largely due to animal activity.
www.snappingturtle.net /flit/archives/2002_06_10.html   (860 words)

 Adelaide IMC: newswire/9885
There's little argument DNA evidence is airtight - David Milgaard, arguably Canada's most high-profile wrongfully accused, was eventually exonerated by it after spending 23 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Guy Paul Morin was also cleared by DNA after languishing in prison for the death of nine-year-old Christine Jessop.
This past year, the conviction of Kyle Unger in 1990 for the murder of Brigitte Grenier, a 16-year-old Manitoba girl, was called into question.
adelaide.indymedia.org /newswire/display_any/9885   (968 words)

 IDEAS: Trial by Jury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ken Jessop was the older adoptive brother of the murdered Christine.
I assumed that they were, that the police had checked this out and found out that there was nothing to be got out of this information, and so it was almost like it was dragged through the mud as a slurring tactic.
In regards to other suspects, the only other suspects that we were aware of was Kenny Jessop, and that was never really brought to us as a suspect but as a person that, that might have had something to do with it, not a suspect.
radio.cbc.ca /programs/ideas/old-ideas/morin.html   (15634 words)

 JESSOP family history and genealogy information .. Jessop ancestry links
OVERVIEW -- As this genealogical help and research area is a new part of our website, and is currently under development..
genealogy software and family history research database for the Jessop name will likely be included in the updates along with an automated form to submit data for Jessop family history..
posting surname and ancestry data for Jessop items as well as allowing the public to search for Jessop details will remain free of charge.
www.museumstuff.com /zg.cgi?w=jessop   (193 words)

 Jessop family history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Dec 9, 2006 - This is the Jessop page of genealogy information.
Sorry, no results available for Jessop family history..
Either we experienced a bad connection to the database, or there may be no matching data found.
www.museumstuff.com /family-history/names/Jessop.php   (92 words)

 WORLD/briefly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The payment, and an apology from Ontario authorities, culminated a battle by Guy Paul Morin to clear his name that began with his arrest in April 1985 and attracted widespread battention.
In 1986, a court acquitted Morin of sexually assaulting and killing Christine Jessop.
But the government won an appeal and he was tried again and convicted in 1992.
www.lubbockonline.com /news/012597/world.htm   (339 words)

 Amazon.com: Mind Over Murder: DNA and Other Forensic Adventures: Books: Jack Batten   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The route he takes to investigate each piece of forensic science is by way of a particular Canadian trial, and his guides on the route are the detectives, the prosecutors and defence attorneys, and the scientists who actually worked on the cases.
In an epilogue, he looks at recent advances in DNA analysis, as Guy Paul Morin is declared innocent of the murder of Christine Jessop.
In his immensely readable prose, he takes us along as the police and the scientists gather and analyse their evidence, as attorneys organize their cases, and as the various groups meet in court to seek out the truth.
www.amazon.com /Mind-Over-Murder-Forensic-Adventures/dp/0771010664   (1085 words)

 Sharon Reynolds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Instead of presuming innocence, they assume guilt, and stick to the assumption even when the evidence turns against them.
Morin's wrongful prosecution for the murder of Christine Jessop, police made him their man because he was an "eccentric" loner.
In the Reynolds case, she became the target partly because of her troubled life as the mother of five children by five different men.
hometown.aol.com /_ht_a/dorionr/forensic/Reynolds.htm   (870 words)

 Interesting Cases - Forensic Science Associates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As a start, we encourage our readers to review the case of Guy Paul Morin, one of the most important forensic science cases in at least a generation.
Guy Paul Morin was first acquitted then later convicted of murdering 9 year old Christine Jessop in Ontario, Canada in 1987.
Morin, leading to an investigation by the Ontario Provincial Authorities into how the miscarriage of justice could have occurred.
www.fsalab.com /cases.htm   (273 words)

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