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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Desmond Ricks

Desmond Ricks would be wrongfully convicted of murdering his friend. On March 3, 1992, 21-year-old Gerry Bennett was shot and killed  outside of a restaurant in Detroit, Michigan. He was found with 126 grams of cocaine in his possession. Shortly afterwards, his friend Desmond Ricks would become a suspect, after Desmond’s  jacket with his personal items in the pockets was found near the scene. An eye witness had told the investigating officers that they had observed a man running from the location where Gerry had been shot, taking off and throwing his jacket on the road. Two days following Gerry’s murder,  the police arrested Desmond at his mother’s house, finding a .38 revolver inside of the house. Desmond was charged with second degree murder and illegal use of a firearm. Desmond’s trial began in September 1992.  An eye witness testified that she could not be sure,…

7 Jun 2017

Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as...

6 Jun 2017

It is a criminal offence to carry pepper spray for personal protection. Pepper spray, commonly referred to by the brand name “Mace”, can be used or…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Juan Johnson

1 Jun 2017

  Juan Johnson would spend more than 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder. Juan Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois, was falsely accused and…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gary Gauger

25 May 2017

Gary Gauger was wrongfully convicted of the double murder of his parents. In 1993 Gary Gauger of McHenry County, Illinois was wrongfully convicted of a crime he…

Is it a Crime to Fail to Comply With a Court...

23 May 2017

In domestic violence cases it is common for the accused to be charged with a further criminal offence for failing to comply with a condition of…

What is the Proposed Impaired Driving...

18 May 2017

New proposed driving legislation affects our rights when driving. With the impending cannabis legalization bill, the Liberal government has introduced new federal legislation that changes Canada’s…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday David McCallum

17 May 2017

  David would spend 16 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.   David McCallum was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of murder.…