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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Ivan Henry

Ivan Henry is spent the longest known period of time incarcerated of any person wrongfully convicted of a crime. A Vancouver man, Ivan William Mervin Henry  was wrongly convicted on ten counts of sexual assault. As a result of his conviction Ivan was sentenced to an indeterminate period in prison. He would ultimately spend twenty-seven years incarcerated before his conviction was set aside and his innocence proven. Henry was arrested for numerous sexual assaults that occurred in downtown Vancouver  between 1980 and 1982. He was one of many suspects. On March 15, 1983, Henry was convicted on ten counts of sexual assault. Despite the evidence against him being weak identification evidence the jury was convinced of his guilt. He was given an indeterminate prison sentence and declared a dangerous offender, meaning that he would potentially spend life in prison.   While Ivan was incarcerated attacks similar in…

7 Dec 2016

Is it a Crime to Plan to Commit a Crime?

6 Dec 2016

  Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in itself.   Planning to commit a crime is a criminal offence in Canada. Regardless of…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Randy Drunken

30 Nov 2016

  Randy Drunken was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own girlfriend. Newfoundland man, Randy Drunken of St. John’s, was wrongly accused and convicted of killing his…

Is it a Crime to Share Your Netflix Password?

29 Nov 2016

  If you Netflix and chill using someone else’s account you could technically be subject to criminal charges. In the Criminal Code legislation exists that is…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Amanda Knox

23 Nov 2016

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…

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…