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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday David Milgaard

David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. n 1969 in Saskatoon, when David Milgaard was only 16 years old he was wrongfully charged and convicted of the murder of Gail Miller. It was alleged that he had sexually assaulted and murdered Gail Miller, a nurse, while she was on her way to work. For sometime before Milgaard officially became a suspect, the police had been unable to find a probable suspect, despite investigating 160 people. It wasn’t until March 2 1969 when one of Milgaard’s friends came forward and offered that Milgaard had been behaving suspiciously on the morning of Gail Millar’s murder, and that he had seen Milgaard with blood on his clothing, that Millgaard became known to the police at all. Despite shockingly inconsistent witness testimony, with information that inculpated Milgaard, offered only after aggressive and coercive…

29 Jun 2016

Is it a Crime to Impersonate Someone?

28 Jun 2016

It is a criminal offence to steal another person’s identity. In Canada it is a criminal offence to impersonate someone. The Criminal Code identifies impersonation of…

Can Social Media Posts and Electronic...

23 Jun 2016

The increasing use of social media and electronic messages to inculpate the accused:   Social media and electronic communication can be used as evidence against the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Paul Morin

22 Jun 2016

Guy Paul Morin Guy Paul Morin was #wrongfullyconvicted of first degree murder. In 1984 Guy Paul Morin was wrongfully accused and convicted of murder when Christine…

Is it a Crime to Infect Someone With HIV?

21 Jun 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence if you fail to disclose your HIV positive status to your partner.   It can be a criminal…

What are Mandatory Minimum Sentences in...

16 Jun 2016

In Canada, certain offences carry mandatory minimum sentences. In Canada mandatory minimum sentences are imposed on convicted individuals for certain criminal offences. Since the inception of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Romeo Phillon

15 Jun 2016

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,…