Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer

The Story of Tammy Marquardt

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In 1991, nineteen-year-old Tammy Marquardt gave birth to a baby boy. Two years later he was dead. Tammy was convicted of his murder and sent to prison for life. Her conviction hinged largely on the evidence given by pediatric forensic pathologist Dr. Charles Smith. At the time, Dr. Smith was considered top in his field and his findings went unquestioned. Tammy spent fourteen years in prison for a murder she did not commit. Then, an inquiry found that Dr. Smith was unqualified for his position and he had made serious errors in dozens of cases. Tammy was released on bail in 2009 and eventually acquitted of all charges in 2011.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN006140, YAN018060, YAN031000
Dewey 364.152'3092
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 740
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Jasmine D'Costa

Jasmine D'Costa has been published and reviewed nationally and internationally. She writes, acts, and makes films. She was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor Prize.