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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Victor Rosario

Victor Rosario was convicted of a crime he did not commit.

Victor Rosario was convicted of a crime he did not commit.   Shortly after 1 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 1982, a fire was reported in a building on Decatur Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. By the time firefighters could enter the building, eight people—three adults and five children—had perished from smoke inhalation. (Efrain Cortes, 21, his wife, Nancy Velasquez, and their sons, two-year-old Efrain and six-month-old Jose, were found on the rear stairs of the three-story building. Adelaida Ferrer, 35, and her sons, five-year-old Javier, four-year-old Augustine, and two-year-old Joseph, were found in a back bedroom…

20 Sep 2017

What is an Acquittal?

24 Aug 2017

An acquittal is a decision in a criminal trail that the accused in not guilty. An acquittal occurs when someone accused of a criminal offence takes…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Jabbar...

23 Aug 2017

Here Jabbar Washington Washington hugs his criminal defence lawyer, shortly after being exonerated. On January 21, 1995, several armed men looking for drugs and cash staged…

Is it a Crime to Play a Prank on Someone?

22 Aug 2017

Two Toronto men are facing multiple criminal offence charges for allegedly playing pranks on unsuspecting people. You may be charged with a criminal offence for playing…

#wrongfullyconivctedwednesday Frederick Clay

16 Aug 2017

Here we see Fredrick with his lawyers shortly after being exonerated.         Shortly after 4 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 1979, residents heard…

Is it a Crime to Hate?

15 Aug 2017

In Canada you may face criminal offence charges for hateful conduct. You may be charged with a criminal offence for expressing hateful views in Canada. In…

What is a Hate Crime?

10 Aug 2017

A hate crime is a serious criminal offence in Canada. In Canada out right to free speech is not unlimited. It is subject to reasonable limitations.…