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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Romeo Phillon

Romeo Phillon Romeo Phillon spent thirty-one years incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Ottawa firefighter Leopold Roy was stabbed to death on August 9, 1967 by an unknown man. Witnesses identified Romeo Phillion as the potential assailant but were not certain enough for a positive identification, shortly after Phillon was released. For four and half years little progress was made into the investigation of Roy’s death. It wasn’t until January 1972 that Phillion, while in police custody for an unrelated matter, confessed to murdering Roy. He eventually went on to give a sworn confession of the murder of the “the fireman”. During Phillon’s trail the Crown relied heavily upon Phillion’s confession. Romeo’s defence counsel argued that despite these confessions, his client was innocent. He gave evidence from two experts who stated that Romeo suffered from antisocial personality disorder, and that he had a inclination…

15 Jun 2016

Is it Crime Not to Report an Accident In...

14 Jun 2016

You can be charged for a criminal offence for failing to report an accident.   It is a crime not to report an accident in Canada…

What is a Dangerous Offender Application?

9 Jun 2016

If found to be a Dangerous Offender it is possible for convicted individuals to spend life in prison.    In Canada people convicted of violent criminal offences…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Simon Marshall

8 Jun 2016

Simon Marshall In 1997, Simon Marshall a twenty-three year old mentally handicapped man, was arrested and falsely accused of multiple counts of sexual assault. During the police investigation into the…

Is it a Crime to Have Sex With Your Spouse...

7 Jun 2016

You can be criminal charged for having sex with your souse without their consent. Yes it is a crime to have sex with your spouse without…

Is Marihuana Still Illegal in Canada?

2 Jun 2016

The current Canadian marihuana laws are not black and white. Approximately 40 000 Canadians currently use medical marihuana. Currently only medical marihuana is legal in Canada.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Donald...

1 Jun 2016

Marshall spent eleven years in jail for a crime he did not commit. In 1971 Donald Marshall Junior, a Native man, was wrongfully convicted of murdering…