Innocence McGill will be hosting David Milgaard, who was wrongfully convicted of a murder and rape in 1969 and spent almost 23 years in jail, and Peter Edwards, the Toronto Star reporter who covered the Milgaard case almost from the start. Together, they will be telling their stories. Peter Edwards, who co-wrote Joyce Milgaard's memoir, A Mother's Story: The Fight to Free my son David, will also discuss wrongful convictions in Canada from a reporter's perspective.
There will be a Q & A session after David and Peter's talks. A cocktail reception will follow in the Atrium.
This event is open to the public, but we request that people wishing to attend send an RSVP at innocence [dot] law [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca by January 31, 2013.
About David Milgaard
In 1970, 16-year-old David Milgaard was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1969 murder of 20-year-old Saskatoon nursing aide Gail Miller. After 23 years in prison, the Supreme Court of Canada set aside his conviction. Five years later he was cleared by DNA evidence and awarded $10 million. In the same year, Larry Fisher was found guilty of the rape and stabbing death of Gail Miller.
About Innocence McGill
Innocence McGill is a student-led endeavour centred at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. The project's mandate is to operate as a non-profit legal clinic which focuses on researching and investigating claims of wrongful conviction within the province of Quebec. The project is run under the supervision of an advisory board composed of leading Canadian criminal lawyers.