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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays Erin Walsh

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 shotgun wound sustained on August 12, 1975, during a scuffle in a car on a beach near St. John, New Brunswick among 5 men  – Walsh, his friend George Ferguson – both visiting St. John — and St. John locals Donald MacMillan, David Walton and the victim — over the methamphetamines Walsh had with him and planned to sell. Walsh spent the next 10 years in jail, followed by additional stints  for parole violations. From the beginning, he always insisted that he was innocent. According to Walsh, at a beach nearby St. John, the 3 locals threatened him with a shotgun and demanded to know where he kept his methamphetamines and money, which he truthfully told them were both in…

7 Sep 2016

Is it a Crime to Sell Marijuana?

6 Sep 2016

  Selling weed is a criminal offence in Canada.   While the Liberals have promised to legalize marijuana in 2017, currently you can still be charged…

How Can I Appeal a Finding of Guilt For a...

1 Sep 2016

It is possible to appeal a finding of guilt at a higher court. In Canada, anyone found guilty of breaking the law may ask a higher…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Clayton Johnson

31 Aug 2016

Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his own wife. Clayton Johnson was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife. On the morning of  February 20, 1989his…

Is it Crime to be Intoxicated in Public...

30 Aug 2016

    You could be criminal charged for being intoxicated in public.   You could be charged for public intoxication with both provincial and federal law.…

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

25 Aug 2016

  A conviction of certain sex-related criminal offences can require someone to be on the Sex Offender Registry. The National Sexual Offender Information Registry is a national…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesdays David...

23 Aug 2016

Gord Downie is an advocate for the wrongfully convicted. With the conclusion of the final concert of legendary Canadian musicians, the Tragically Hip, Toronto Defence Lawyers…