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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 for the murders of seven children. On Wednesday, October 25, 1967, the seven children, consumed food poisoned with pesticides. Betty, age 8, Alice, age 7, Susie, age 6, Dorreen, age 5, Vanessa, age 4, James Jr., age 2 and Dianne, age 3 all died within 24 hours. Betty and Susie were Annie Richardson’s children from a previous marriage. The five youngest were Annie’s and James’s from their marriage. The night before, Annie had prepared a lunch of beans, rice, and grits for the children to have the next day. In the morning the Richardsons left to go to work. A neighbour, Bessie Reece, took care of the children and fed them lunch while their parents were at work. Within 24-hours…

15 Mar 2017

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…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Herman Atkins

22 Feb 2017

  Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.   In 1988, Herman Atkins was wrongfully convicted of robbery, rape, forcible oral…

What is Parole?

21 Feb 2017

The Canadian legal system holds that every person sentenced as an adult to a term of imprisonment is eligible for parole. The origin of parole in Canada lies in the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dennis Maher

15 Feb 2017

  Dennis Maher spent 19 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   Dennis Maher was wrongfully convicted for rape and assault in…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Habib Wahir...

8 Feb 2017

Habib Wahir Abdal was finally exonerated by new forensic evidence after being wrongfully convicted Habib Wahir Abdal, then known as Vincent Jenkins, was wrongfully convicted for…