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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Darryl Hunt

Darryl with his defence lawyers after his exoneration. In 1984 Darryl Hunt was twice wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of Deborah Sykes. He went on to be exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 19.5. Darryl  was from  Winston-Salem, North Carolina a town infamous for poor race relations. Darryl was a black man and the complainant was a white woman. Racism was said to have been a significant cause of Darryl’s wrongful convictions. Darryl was charged with the rape and murder despite there being no physical evidence linking him to the crime. At his trial several eyewitnesses falsely claimed to have seen him at the scene of the crime, a hotel. Based upon this misleading eye-witness testimony he would be convicted by an all white jury. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1994, advancements in DNA testing allowed Darryl to be cleared of any sexual assault. As the sexual assault was the crux of the…

30 Mar 2017

Is it Illegal to Own a Monkey in Canada?

28 Mar 2017

It is illegal to own a pet monkey in Toronto. In Canada, provincial and municipal bylaws regarding monkey and other exotic animal ownership  vary. As of  2003,  the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Timothy Brian...

23 Mar 2017

  Timothy Cole would spend the rest of his life incarcerated after being wrongfully convicted of rape. Timothy Brian Cole was wrongfully convicted of rape and…

Is it Illegal to Possess a Firearm in Canada?

21 Mar 2017

You may be charged with a criminal offence if you are found to be in possession of a firearm without a licence. It is illegal to…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays James...

15 Mar 2017

James Richardson was wrongfully convicted of killing 7 children, 5 of whom were his own. In 1968 in Arcadia, Florida,  James Joseph Richardson was wrongly convicted…

Is Drug Paraphernalia a Crime?

14 Mar 2017

Possession of drug paraphernalia in and of itself is not a criminal offence . It is not a criminal offence to possess drug paraphernalia in Canada.…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ron and Linda...

1 Mar 2017

“Our life can never be normal. We’ve lost two years of our lives.”- Ron Sterlings In 1992, a mother in Martensville, Saskatchewan alleged that a local woman (Linda Sterling) who…