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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday James Dean

James Dean was wrongfully convicted of murder and sexual assault. During the night of February 5, 1985,  68-year-old Helen Wilson was sexually assaulted and killed in her residence in Beatrice, Nebraska. Her body was found in her apartment the next morning by her sister. Her autopsy revealed she had been sexually assaulted, stabbed and suffocated to death. Four years later, six people – three men and three women – were wrongfully accused and convicted of committing the crime together. Based on statements from alleged participants and informants, six people were arrested in 1989 and charged in relation to the murder including James Dean. One of the accused, James Leroy Dean, became a suspect because his friend drove a car similar to the one witnesses said to have seen the night of the murder. His friend who owned the car, Thomas Winslow, was in custody at the…

16 Nov 2016

Is it a Crime to Assist Someone With Their...

15 Nov 2016

Physician assisted suicide is not a crime in Canada.   The common law crimes of attempting suicide and of assisting suicide were codified in Canada when…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Peter Frumusa

9 Nov 2016

Peter Frumusa was one of many Canadians wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit In Niagara, Ontario, Peter Frumusa was arrested in 1988 for…

Is it a Crime to Make a Computer Virus or...

8 Nov 2016

You may be charged with a criminal offence for cyber-crime for certain online activity.   The Canadian Criminal code has been used and amended to deal…

The What is Future of Marijuana And Driving...

3 Nov 2016

With prospective marijuana legalization it is unclear how to monitor impaired driving and An estimated 20- 30% percentage of the Canadian population currently recreationally consumes marijuana…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ronald Dalton

2 Nov 2016

Ronald Dalton spent nearly eight years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. In Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, on August 16, 1988 Randy…

Is it a Crime to be a Member of a Terrorist...

1 Nov 2016

It is not a crime to be a member of a terrorist organization, however there are terrorism criminal offences in the Criminal Code.   Motivated by…