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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh Kumar was wrongfully convicted of killing his own son. Dinesh Kumar, a recent immigrate to Canada from India, was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering his one month old son Gaurov. It was alleged that Kumar murdered his son, shaking him to death while his wife Veena slept in the next room. The day after Gaurov passed away, his autopsy was performed by Dr. Charles Smith. Smith found that Gaurov’s had suffered injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. These findings pointed to Kumar as the only possible culprit.  Shortly afterwards, on June 26, 1992, Kumar was arrested and charged with the second degree murder of his son. According to Kumar, the events that transpired that night leading up to his son’s death were innocuous. On the night of March 18, 1992, Gaurov woke up crying. Kumar awoke to feed his son and put him back…

20 Jul 2016

Is it a Crime to Carry Knife?

19 Jul 2016

You can be charged with a criminal offence for carrying a knife. Section 88 of the Criminal Code makes it illegal to carry a knife if…

What is the Diversion Program?

14 Jul 2016

  The Diversion Program can help people facing  criminal offence charges avoid a criminal record. When someone is charged with minor criminal offences in Ontario, they…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Thomas Sophonow

13 Jul 2016

    Thomas Sophonow endured 3 trials and 45 months in custody before proving his innocence.   In 1981 Thomas Sophonow was wrongfully accused and convicted…

Is it a Crime to Catch Rainwater?

12 Jul 2016

  It is not a criminal offence to collect rainwater.   Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater and storing it for later use. The…

What is the Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

7 Jul 2016

  The Charter of Rights and Freedoms With the Constitution Act, 1982 the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became a part of the Canadian Constitution. The…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday William...

6 Jul 2016

  William Mullins-Johnson spent 11 years in prison for a murder and sexual assault that never occurred. William Mullins-Johnson was wrongfully convicted in the death of…