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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison for a crime she did not commit. 21 year old Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher was a British student on exchange, studying in Perugia, Italy. She was murdered 1 November 2007 while abroad. Her body was found on the floor of her bedroom. An autopsy revealed she had been sexually assaulted. Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raphael Sollecito became suspects, as Amanda had been Kercher’s roommate. In the days following Kercher’s murder Knox was repeatedly aggressively interrogated by the police without being given access to a lawyer. During her interrogation she confessed to the murder. She was arrested and charged with murder on 6 November 2007. On 19 November 2007 the police matched fingerprints found in Kercher’s bedroom to Rudy Guede. On 20 November 2007, Guede was arrested and charged Guede with the murder. Despite Guede’s charge Knox woudl remain a suspect. Amanda…

23 Nov 2016

Is it a Crime to Fail to Attend Court After...

22 Nov 2016

A witness in a criminal matter may be charged with contempt of court. What should witnesses expect in court? The role of witnesses is to tell…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday James Dean

16 Nov 2016

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…

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…