Amazon bestselling Author Shaun Webb’s sixth full-length work, and second true crime study, Lost Youth: A True Story, delves into a fateful October 1981 night in Waterford, Michigan that rocked a quiet family’s peace and shook an entire community to its deepest emotional depth.
Colette Molyneaux, 13, a cute, healthy and happy teenager, paid the ultimate price in a criminal’s horrible thirst for blood. Nancy Molyneaux, Colette’s mother, also suffered enormously, enduring the violent act of rape on top of losing a dear daughter.
Who was responsible for these monstrous crimes? Why did such a bright light and friendly young lady have to be extinguished so brutally? More to the point; what factors could have possibly contributed to the awful situation?
In his search for the truth, Shaun digs into the police investigation, forensic science and interviews with the people who were closest to Colette along with others involved in the tragic case.
Emotionally wrenching and infuriatingly sad, Lost Youth: A True Story seeks answers which are elusive in nature. The story will soften the hardest heart and challenge one’s deepest logic.
You are the jury. Study all of the facts and see if you can come up with the answer that resists disclosure. The surprises this case exposes will perplex you like nothing you’ve ever heard or read.
Colette speaks with us from the spiritual world; can we take just a moment to listen?
It could happen to you! The judicial system has been on a downward spiral due to overzealous prosecutors, entitled judges, and privatization within the incarceration “industry.” It is no longer “innocent until proven guilty,” as much as it is a contest between two lawyers to see who reigns supreme. The defendants have become pawns in a giant game. Finances, not facts, often determine the outcome of cases.
In my story, Sean West finds himself in the midst of such impropriety. Accused of sexual misconduct that he insists never happened, it triggers a series of events that forever changes his life. When a 15 year-old girl steps forward with allegations of abuse, Mr. West has confidence that the judicial system will discover the truth and make the correct decision regarding his future. A judge who berates lawyers, a defense attorney obviously frightened by the judge and a prosecutor with a penchant for trying people with weak evidence turns Sean’s trial into a circus. Sean finds that his faith in the judicial system was sorely mistaken as the trial plays out before him. Rather than a search for the truth, it becomes a mission to re-arrange the facts to fit the prosecutor’s agenda.
A Motion for Innocence…And Justice for All? is a revealing story about the reality of justice in America today. Written in first person, this book takes the listener on a journey through the court system and beyond. It is emotional, traumatic and real. If you think it cannot happen to you, think again.