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  William Mullins-Johnson spent 11 years in prison for a murder and sexual assault that never occurred. William Mullins-Johnson was wrongfully convicted in the death of his niece. In 1994 when Mullins-Johnson was twenty-two years old he was wrongfully accused of murdering his four-year-old niece, Valin. It was alleged that while babysitting her and her two siblings on the evening of June 6 1993, he sexually assaulted and killed her. The morning of June 7 1993 Mullins-Johnson sister in law found Valin’s lifeless body.  Soon after, an autopsy was performed by Dr. Zehr and Dr. Charles Smith.  Their findings as to how Valin had died were that she had been strangled to death between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on the night of June 26. This provided strong evidence against Mullins-Johnson as he had been the only adult with her at that time. The findings of…

6 Jul 2016

Is it a Crime to Have More Than One Spouse...

5 Jul 2016

It is illegal to have multiple spouses in Canada.   It is a criminal offence in Canada to have more than one spouse. Section 293 of…

What is the Difference Between Domestic...

30 Jun 2016

In domestic assault occurrences the accused will be charged with assault, as there is no offence specific to domestic assaults in the Criminal Code.   The Criminal…

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…

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…

What is a Dangerous Offender Application?

9 Jun 2016

If found to be a Dangerous Offender it is possible for convicted individuals to spend life in prison.    In Canada people convicted of violent criminal offences…

Is it a Crime to Have Sex With Your Spouse...

7 Jun 2016

You can be criminal charged for having sex with your souse without their consent. Yes it is a crime to have sex with your spouse without…