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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

#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…

#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,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Simon Marshall

8 Jun 2016

Simon Marshall In 1997, Simon Marshall a twenty-three year old mentally handicapped man, was arrested and falsely accused of multiple counts of sexual assault. During the police investigation into the…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Donald...

1 Jun 2016

Marshall spent eleven years in jail for a crime he did not commit. In 1971 Donald Marshall Junior, a Native man, was wrongfully convicted of murdering…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

25 May 2016

Anthony Hanemaayer Anthony Hanemaayer was wrongfully convicted of an assault committed by Paul Bernardo. In 1987, when Torontonian Anthony Hanemaayer was only nineteen years old, he…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays

18 May 2016

Driskell spent 12 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1991 Canadian James Patrick Driskell, was wrongfully convicted for the first-degree murder of his friend Perry Harder. Driskell…