When criminal justice goes awry
David Milgaard was 16 when he was charged in 1969 in the sex slaying of a Saskatoon nurse, Gail Miller. Milgaard's prosecution became one of Canada's most notorious wrongful conviction cases.
Donald Marshall Jr., Mi'kmaq leader, Aboriginal activist, wrongly convicted of murder (born 13 September 1953 in Sydney, NS; died 6 August 2009 in Sydney, NS).
At the age of 14, Steven Truscott was wrongly convicted of killing his 12-year-old schoolmate Lynne Harper. Five decades later he was exonerated.
Romeo Phillion was the longest-serving prisoner in Canadian history to have a murder conviction overturned.
The Guy Paul Morin case was the second major wrongful conviction case to occur in the modern era of the Canadian criminal justice system.
Thomas Sophonow was tried three times for the same crime, before finally being exonerated.