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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Tammy Marquardt

Was wrongfully convicted of the second degree murder of her son. When Tammy Marquardt was just 22 years old she was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering her two and half year old son, Kenneth. It was alleged that Marquardt suffocated her son causing his death. After her exoneration, Marquardt’s version of events were accepted as true. According to Marquardt the events that transpired leading up to her son’s death on the afternoon of October 9, 1993 were that she went to check on Kenneth as he was napping. When she attended his room she found him tangled in sheets, gasping for breath and in severe distress. She attempted to to free him but was unable to. She then called 911. The operator instructed her to perform CPR, but she was unable to follow the instructions properly as she was too panicked. Kenneth was taken to…

27 Jul 2016

Is it Crime to Tip a Cow?

26 Jul 2016

The Criminal Code has prohibitions on injuring animals. For example, section 444 of the Criminal Code, specifically protecting cattle, states that: Injuring or endangering cattle 444 (1) Every one commits…

What is a Peace Bond?

21 Jul 2016

A peace bond can be a good alternative to  a finding of  guilt for the accused. When someone is facing criminal charges they may be resolved  by entering into a…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Dinesh Kumar

20 Jul 2016

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…

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…