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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Richard Brant

Richard Brant was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son.     On November 17, 1992, nineteen-year-old Richard Brant, of Belleville, Ontario, was out for a walk with Dustin, his infant son, when he suddenly found the baby was motionless in the carriage, with red foam around his nose.  He immediately rushed Dustin to a nearby restaurant and called 911. Dustin was briefly revived at the hospital, but passed away on November 18, only nine weeks old. A nearby police officer had happened to observe Richard’s initial, horrified reaction when he saw that Dustin was not moving. This officer thought that Richard was indeed both surprised and upset. Dustin’s autopsy was performed at the Kingston General Hospital, by Dr. Sukrita Nag, a Professor of Neuropathology, who concluded that Dustin had died due to complications from pneumonia, which made sense to Richard, since Dustin had been suffering…

21 Sep 2016

Is it a Crime to Drive Without Insurance?

20 Sep 2016

 In Ontario, it is a legal requirement for all vehicle owners to have valid insurance for their vehicles and it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that the insurance purchased…

What is Innocence Canada?

15 Sep 2016

Innocence Canada, formally AIDWYC, defends wrongfully convicted people in Canada. Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian,…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Sherry Sherret...

14 Sep 2016

Sherry Sherret-Robinson was wrongfully convicted of killing her own child. On January 22, 1996, 20-year-old Sherry Sherret-Robinson found her four-month-old son, Joshua, lying facedown in his…

Is it a Crime to Carry a Concealed Weapon?

13 Sep 2016

Carrying a concealed weapon refers to the practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed or hidden manner. The weapon can be hidden on one’s…

What are the Rights of Prisoners?

8 Sep 2016

Prisoners lose their liberty when incarcerated but they are still entitled to human rights. What are the Rights of Incarcerated People? On an average day, over…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Erin Walsh

7 Sep 2016

Erin Walsh was wrongfully convicted of murder. On October 17, 1975, Erin Walsh was convicted of the second-degree murder of CheChe Peters. Peters succumbed to a…