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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Paula Gray

Paula Gray was wrongfully convicted of murder and rape after a false confession was coerced from her. In 1978 Paula Gray was accused of being involved in the abduction,  and murder of a young couple in Chicago’s Ford Lawrence, Lionberg and Carol Schmal, and the rape of Ms. Schmal. Gray would be wrongfully convicted of murder, rape, and perjury. Gray and four co-accused men became suspects in the case after the police received a tip from Charles McCraney. The Police consequently questioned Gray, who was only 17 years of age at the time and was developmentally delayed. The police would question her for two days before she confessed. Her incriminating statements were the basis of the prosecutions case against her and her four co-accused. Her confession would lead to her conviction and that of the four other co-accused- Kenneth Adams, Verneal Jimerson, Willie Rainge, and Dennis…

4 Jan 2017

Is it a Crime to Shoot Someone Who is...

3 Jan 2017

Toronto police officer, James Forcillo, was convicted of attempted murder for shooting, Sammy Yatim, who was already dead at the time the shoots in question were…

What is Toronto Drug Treatment Court?

29 Dec 2016

Toronto Drug Treatment Court can be a good option for accused persons, but it is not necessarily the best option.  When someone commits a crime that…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday The...

28 Dec 2016

An example of how the media’s hysteria fuelled many the false allegations in the Martenville sex scandal. The Martenville sex scandals are an infamous case of…

Is it a Crime to be a Member of a Gang?

27 Dec 2016

It is not a crime in and of itself to be a member of a gang or criminal organization. It is not a crime in and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Rejean Hinse

21 Dec 2016

Here Rejean Hinse explains his experience of being wrongfully convicted using the  famous painting “The Scream”. in 1961 Quebec man, Rejean Hinse, was only twenty-three years…

Is it a Crime to Post Intimate Photos of...

20 Dec 2016

is it a criminal offence to share intimate photos of someone online without their consent.   Since March 10, 2015 it has been a criminal offence…