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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Gregory Parsons

Gregory Parsons was wrongfully convicted of killing his own mother. When Gregory Parsons was only nineteen he would endure an unbelievable hardship of a wrongful conviction of murder. The events that lead up to his wrongful conviction were his mentally ill mother lying and constructing a story that would ultimately lead to him being wrongfully convicted of her murder. On January 2nd, 1991, Gregory found his mother’s dead body in her home.  She had been murdered, as she was found stabbed to death in a pool of her own blood. He was in fact the person that called 911. Later on, the police officers who investigated the crime scene focused on Gregory despite evidence of a forced entry at the crime scene. As Gregory’s mother had told numerous people that she felt threatened by her son and feared for her safety the police immediately suspected Gregory.…

5 Oct 2016

Is it a Crime to Lie to the Police and/or...

4 Oct 2016

You can be charged with criminal offences for lying to the police.   It is a crime in Canada to lie to the police and/or the…

Is it Possible to Get a Domestic Assault...

29 Sep 2016

It is not up to the complainant whether to withdraw charges in a domestic assault case It is possible to have domestic assault charges withdrawn. A…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Leighton Hay

28 Sep 2016

Leighton Hay spent more than 12 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In 2002, when Leighton Hay was only 19 years old…

Is it Crime to Skinny Dip?

27 Sep 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for skinny dipping. Skinny dipping, the act of swimming naked, can potentially be a criminal offence in Canada, depending…

When Can the Police Use Lethal Force in...

22 Sep 2016

In certain circumstances the police may be legally allowed to use lethal force. The Criminal Code outlines circumstances when a person in authority can reasonably use…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Richard Brant

21 Sep 2016

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…