Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison

The story of Robert Baltovich

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

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

At twenty-five, Rob Baltovich lost the love of his life, Elizabeth Bain. That was bad enough. Then he was arrested, jailed, sent to trial for murder, convicted, and sent to prison—for life.

Throughout his years in prison, Rob maintained that he was innocent, refusing to admit to a crime he didn’t commit. The result was he was never granted parole. Finally, his luck began to turn when he hired new lawyers who believed in him. Not only did they get Rob acquitted, they also made a strong case that the real murderer was the infamous serial killer Paul Bernardo.

Author Jeff Mitchell tells much of the story in Baltovich’s own words. In this book, young readers will discover how this tragic miscarriage of justice happened—and how the legal system can right its own wrongs when lawyers and judges are willing to re-examine a case with fresh eyes.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-078-8
$12.95 $12.95
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS YAN051000, YAN031000, YAN006120
Dewey 340
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 810

Author: Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell is an award-winning journalist with more than twenty-five years experience covering crime and justice issues. He lives in the village of Bethany, Ontario with his family.