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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.
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
David Milgaard: 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
Brenton Butler: "Murder on a Sunday Morning", the winner for Best Documentary at the 2002 Academy Award ceremony, premiered on HBO. It recounts the trial of Brenton Butler, a 15-year-old Jacksonville resident who had been falsely accused of murdering a white tourist during a robbery. He had no gunshot residue on his hands. His fingerprints were not on the woman's purse which was stolen during the shooting. The $91 he had on him was from honest work at Burger King. Butler testified that police detectives beat a confession out of him. Settles for $775K.
Sebastian Burns and Atif Rafay: The heartbreaking story of two bright Canadians who were traded to the U.S. by malicious cops to advance their careers. This "Mr Big" undercover operation is a disgrace to the democratic world. RCMP undercover operators Haslett and Shinkaruk have boasted that using the Mr. Big or some other scenario, the cops can get anyone to "confess". Posing as thugs, the two lured Burns into a phony criminal enterprise. Eventually, they extracted a pair of halting, reluctant confessions.
Theresa Olson: public defender for Sebastian Burns was suspended for two years after a jail-sex romp. Two justices dissented, arguing that the suspension was too harsh in part because there was "no evidence" sexual relations had occurred - citing a dictionary definition of "coitus" which refers only to male-female vaginal intercourse - even though guards outside a jail conference room claimed, under oath, they had seen her having sex with her client. In 2003, the Supreme Court rejected the bar's recommendation for a one-year suspension. In addition, Olson must undergo a psychological evaluation before she can be reinstated.
Ralph Crompton was sentenced to life in prison in November 1996 for the first-degree murder of David Turenne. Crompton, according to investigators, was having an affair with Turenne's wife, Monique, and bludgeoned to death the 42-year-old Canadian Armed Forces Major David Turenne outside his Panama City home in February 1996. The most thorough investigation is A Soldier's Murder
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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 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.
Guy-Paul Morin: The body of Christine Jessop, 9, is found in a farmer's field. 1985-92: Morin is arrested, tried, acquitted, tried again and convicted of murder by a prosecutor now a judge. 1995: He is cleared and offered $1.25M compensation after DNA testing excludes him as the source of semen found on the child's underwear. An inquiry slams the investigation. The final report says mistakes by forensic scientists, police, and prosecutors all combined to send an innocent man to jail. He is the best known wrongly convicted exonerated person in Canada.
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".
Tisdale Rape story: Three white men from Tisdale, Dean Trevor Edmondson, Jeffrey Kindrat, and Jeffrey Brown, are accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Cree girl. Edmondson was convicted and sentenced to two years less a day of house arrest but the others were acquitted by a Melfort jury. In 2005 the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld Edmondson's conviction.
Jason Dix was entrapped by an RCMP "Mr. Big" sting. He spent nearly two years in jail on murder charges that were later dismissed. Dix won a lawsuit, $756K, against the RCMP and Crown lawyers for malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and breach of rights. Justice Keith Ritter wrote "The defendants [police, prosecutor] are, quite simply, legally cloaked in malice" using tactics the judge called "dangerous", "deplorable" and "reprehensible".
Greg Parsons: His mother Catherine Carroll is killed in her St. John's Newfoundland home in 1991. Greg Parsons, her son, is convicted of murder in 1994. Parsons was exonerated by DNA evidence and formally acquitted in 1998. A childhood friend of Gregory Parsons, Brian Doyle, was later charged with murder. Doyle was sentenced to life in prison. Gregory Parsons gets a compensation of $1.3M
Terry Arnold, is dead. Cops say it's suicide. A convicted rapist, he was the prime suspect in the murder of Denise Lapierre and Barbara Stoppel and confessed to raping and murdering Christine Browne. The public has a right to know exactly how he died and see pictures of his sorry corpse. We know it is common practice for agencies to "trade" snitches and put them into witness protection. First, they have to die.
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.
Dennis Perry: Unfair trial in Camden County, GA. Lost evidence key in slaying defense. Descriptions vary of 1985 shooting. A Georgia special agent says "didn't do it, plain and simple, and that's why we cleared him". Key was a pair of eyeglasses and Perry had 20/20 vision. The prime suspect the year of the murders was given immunity in exchange for his testimony.
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."
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.
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