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Paul Bernardo Just before Christmas, 2001, when no one was paying attention, the infamous videotapes depicting sex killer Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka's vicious rape and torture of schoolgirls Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy were incinerated by court order. Future historians will have to speculate about just how demented Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka really were. An exercise kind of like speculating on how awful Auschwitz was. Except to holocaust deniers like Ernst Zundel, we can point to the evidence. Bernardo dad: Karla got away with murder

Jaime Wheeler Jaime Wheeler, 20, was murdered in her basement suite on March 12, 2000, stabbed and slashed 56 times. Dominic McCullock, 23, was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 15 years. He has maintained his innocence and is appealing his conviction. The trial heard that DNA found in blood on Wheeler's jacket and apartment door handles matched McCullock's, and a pubic hair stuck in dried blood on Wheeler's arm matched his.

John Schneeberger John Schneeberger has lost his Canadian citizenship. He is on parole after being convicted for drugging and sexually-assaulting two female patients in 1999. In 2003 a movie was made, "I Accuse", based on the crimes of Dr. John Schneeberger. He was deported to his South African homeland where he applied to the Health Professions Council.

Shannon Murrin Shannon Murrin: Mindy Tran disappeared on August 17, 1994. A lead RCMP investigator had Shannon Murrin brutally beaten up by thugs in 1995. He was charged with her rape and murder in January 1997 and acquitted by a jury in January 2000. A juror, later Murrin's girlfriend, wrote a story of what "really happened" and accused the media and RCMP of having him convicted before the trial began. The Mindy Tran website writes: "Her's is a well crafted tale transforming Murrin from a monstrous child killer into the lovable falsely accused rogue".

Peter Reilly Peter Reilly found his mother's severely battered body on the floor of their cottage. Police immediately found his demeanor odd and whisked him away. A failed polygraph examination solidified investigators' belief that he attacked his mother, and used the findings as a hammer during an 8-hour interrogation. A jury convicted him of first-degree manslaughter in 1974. He was exonerated after it was disclosed prosecutors improperly withheld an auxiliary trooper's statement which placed him far from the crime scene at about the time of the murder. A judge concluded "a grave injustice" had been committed and vacated the conviction with prejudice, meaning Reilly could never be retried for the still unsolved crime.

Monique Turenne A Winnipeg woman, Monique Turenne, was found guilty of second-degree murder for helping her alleged former lover, convicted murderer Ralph Crompton, fatally bludgeon her husband, a Canadian air force officer serving in Florida. Much controversy with alleged perjured/forged affidavits by Winnipeg Police and an alleged frame-up surround this case. The most thorough investigation is A Soldier's Murder.

David Milgaard David Milgaard [died May 15, 2022 at age 69]: The partly clad body of nursing aide Gail Miller, 20, is found in a Saskatoon snowbank. 1970: Milgaard is sentenced to life in prison for murder. 1992: The Supreme Court of Canada recommends a new trial after hearing evidence of a series of rapes committed in Saskatoon by RCMP snitch Larry Fisher who had already been convicted of four rapes and one attempted rape. Fisher was convicted in 1999 and sentenced to life in prison. David Milgaard was set free in 1992 and exonerated in 1997 following DNA tests. Gets $10M

William Mullins-Johnson William Mullins-Johnson was condemned for having sodomised and strangled his 4-year old niece. No scientific evidence tied him to the crime. He was condemned by the testimony of now discredited "expert" pathologist Charles Smith who had also testified in the deaths of 41 other children and led to the convictions of 13 other people. In 2005 he was freed on bail while Ottawa debated whether this was a miscarriage of justice. The chief pathologist of Ontario declared his neice died of natural causes. The autopsy showed no traces of injuries to the neck or anus. There had never been a crime. Gets 4.25M in 2010.

Fallon Aubee né Jean Paul Fallon Aubee né Jean Paul made Canadian history by being the first male inmate to be transfered to a women's prison after being declared a transgender. Aubee, of Maple Ridge, was charged with killing 19-years-old witness Gordon Spears gangland style in 1992. Spears was scheduled to testify at a murder trial in relation to the 1990 killing of 20-year-old Kin Wai Lee, member of the Lotus Gang. Aubee is serving a life sentence since 2003.

Matti Baranovski [Dimitry] Matti Baranovski, 15 was kicked to death in 1999. 19-year-old Israeli soldier, Daniel Weiz, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. A jury found him not guilty. He left for his native Israel two weeks after he was exonerated. In 2004 he came back to clear his name and launched a $9M lawsuit against the two investigating detectives -- alleging "Tunnel Vision" and that he was wrongly charged. "I'm not that killer they read about"

Anthony Hanemaayer pleaded guilty out of fear Anthony Hanemaayer: was convicted for a Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka crime. He accepted a plea bargain, out of fear, on the advice of his then lawyer who warned he could receive a long prison sentence. At the time police were aware that Bernardo had confessed to the assault on the 15-year-old, but didn't mentioned it to him.

Clayton Johnson Clayton Johnson: Janice Johnson, 36, is found with fatal head injuries at the bottom of the basement stairs in her Shelburne, N.S. home. 1993-2001: Clayton Johnson, her husband, is convicted of bludgeoning her to death. A Texas pathologist who reviewed the original findings determined the woman died accidentally when she fell down the stairs backwards and struck her head. The federal justice minister refered this case to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal which ordered a new murder trial for Clayton Johnson. Gets $2.5M

Kirstin Lobato Kirstin Lobato: - FREED 2017 - railroaded in Las Vegas for a hideous sex murder and mutilation of a homeless man. Evidence provided by a jailhouse snitch. No DNA test was done. Prior to her conviction on a first-degree murder charge, Kirstin Lobato turned down a deal that offered three years in prison. "She placed her belief in the justice system, and she ended up being convicted of a crime that she did not commit". -- United States District Court Judge Gloria Navarro, Las Vegas Journal-Review, May 29, 2002

Scott Hornoff Scott Hornoff, ex Rhode Island cop, experienced both sides of the fence. If Rhode Island had the death penalty he would have been on it. Instead he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Victoria Cushman. After six years, four months and eighteen days (on November 6, 2002) he was freed when the one responsible, filled with remorse and hauntings, came forward and confessed. "If it could happen to me - a white, upper-middle class, 40-year-old cop, it can happen to you". He now speaks out about judicial system.

Steven Truscott Steven Truscott: The raped and strangled body of Lynne Harper, 12, is found near Clinton, Ontario in June 1959. Three months later, Steven Truscott, then 14, is convicted and sentenced to hang. 1969: His death sentence was commutted and he spent 10 years in prison before being released and begins a long campaign for vindication. 2000: He asks the federal government for a formal review. In 2006 the Ontario Court of Appeal begins reviewing Truscott's conviction. In 2008 he gets $6.5M. Steven Truscott is the youngest death-row inmate.

James Lockyer James Lockyer has been "at bat for the wrongfully convicted" since the mid 70's when he came to Canada accepting a scholarship to McGill University. He is a founding director of Innocence Canada, an organization which advocates for the wrongly convicted. Over the course of his career James Lockyer has worked on these cases documented on the site: Guy-Paul Morin, David Milgaard, Peter Frumusa, Greg Parsons, Gordon Folland, Clayton Johnson, Stephen Truscott, Robert Baltovich, William Mullins-Johnson, James Driskell, and Anthony Hanemaayer. With his aid these cases have been overturned.

Ron and Linda Sterling Ron and Linda Sterling were the key figures in the Martensville case, the most infamous sexual abuse trial ever held in Saskatchewan. They were found not guilty of 32 crimes against children. "We're going to be tainted as the most vile child molesters for the rest of our lives" says Ron. "No matter that I've been found not guilty. Our life can never be normal. We've lost two years of our lives. I used to have great faith in the justice system."

Michel Jalbert Michel Jalbert was jailed for 35 days for driving into the US to buy gasoline - with a shotgun in his trunk. The gas station is just beside the Canadian customs post, and while its pumps are in the US, its driveway is in Canada and leads to a Canadian road. The US customs station is 1 km out of the town, next to a Canadian lumber mill; those who do report to US Customs first must drive back through Canadian territory before they get to the gas station.

Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson: Under the influence of alcohol, a fight broke out between several people in her home at Wetaskiwin, Alberta. A man who her cousin accused of being a child molester, ended up dead. Johnson was very protective of her young children and was originally trying to protect them. At the trial, court transcripts show the prosecutor's own chief medical witness proved that had she committed the act she was alleged to have done, death could not have happened. The only role she had in the fight was placing a phone cord around the victim's neck for a few seconds, then released. 25 years.

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