Sin, Shame, and Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church

by David Yonke

David Yonke’s new book Sin, Shame, &Secrets is the shocking but true story of the 1980s ritual murder of a Roman Catholic nun that went unsolved for more than two decades until cold case investigators arrested Father Gerald Robinson, a 66-year-old Roman Catholic priest, at his home next door to the Toledo police station on April 23,2004.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.75 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 2006 by Continuum
  • Original Title: Sin
  • Shame
  • And Secrets: The Murder of a Nun
  • the Conviction of a Priest
  • and Cover-up in the Catholic Church
  • ISBN: 0826417558 (ISBN13: 9780826417558)
  • Edition Language: English
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David Yonke’s new book Sin, Shame, &Secrets is the shocking but true story of the 1980s ritual murder of a Roman Catholic nun that went unsolved for more than two decades until cold case investigators arrested Father Gerald Robinson, a 66-year-old Roman Catholic priest, at his home next door to the Toledo police station on April 23, 2004. Just over two years later, on May 11, 2006, a jury convicted Father Robinson of murder and the priest was sentenced to life in prison, a term he is now serving at a maximum-security prison in southern Ohio. An award-winning journalist and the religion editor of The Toledo Blade, David Yonke covered the trial from gavel to gavel. Sin, Shame, &Secrets chronicles the unique and compelling case that involves startling evidence of a satanic murder, an examination of the cover-up by the Toledo Catholic Diocese, and an inside look at how cold-case investigators and the prosecutor’s office put together an iron-clad case that resulted in a conviction after just 6 hours of jury deliberations.