This week Robert Baltovich was found not guilty. He had been accused in 1990 of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain - whose body was never found. He served eight years before being released on bail, pending an appeal. The book No Claim to Mercy had been published two years earlier and speculated that notorious Canadian killer Paul Bernardo might have killed Elizabeth Bain. The book was excellently written and researched. I know because I reviewed it for a publication. I was a book reviewer for criminal justice books at the time and had to read a lot of poorly written crap. But this book was excellent and quite convincing. Convincing enough that Baltovich got a retrial and was cleared. I am so happy for him, and SO GLAD we don't have the death penalty [although mind you, even in most places with the death penalty since the case was all circumstantial he may have avoided it].