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The Resource Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar

Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar

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Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character
Title
Black River Road
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an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character
Statement of responsibility
Debra Komar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1869, in the woods just outside of the bustling port city of Saint John, a group of teenaged berry pickers discovered several badly decomposed bodies. The authorities suspected foul play, but the identities of the victims were as mysterious as that of the perpetrator. From the twists and turns of a coroner's inquest, an unlikely suspect emerged to stand trial for murder: John Munroe, a renowned architect, well-heeled family man, and pillar of the community. Munroe was arguably the first in Canada's fledgling judicial system to actively defend himself. His lawyer's strategy was as simple as it was revolutionary: Munroe's wealth, education, and exemplary character made him incapable of murder. The press and Saint John's elite vocally supported Munroe, sparking a debate about character and murder that continues to this day. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, Komar addresses questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a century later: is everyone capable of murder, and should character be treated as evidence in homicide trials?
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CaOONL
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1965-
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Komar, Debra
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Munroe, John A
  • Munroe, John A
  • Vail, Sarah Margaret
  • Munroe, Ella May
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
Label
Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044456928
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9780864928764
Label
Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044456928
Extent
219 p.
Isbn
9780864928764

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