The Canadian Press

2009-08-06 | OBIT Donald Marshall

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Donald Marshall Jr., the man at the center of one of Canada's highest-profile wrongful conviction cases, died August 6th in Sydney, Nova Scotia at age 55. Marshall brought scrutiny to the province's justice system after spending 11 years in prison for a murder he was convicted of as a 17-year-old that he didn't commit. John Paul of the Atlantic Policy Congress grew up with Marshall in Cape Breton. He said even though his friend was wrongfully convicted of murder as a teenager, Marshall showed that justice can prevail. (Marshall was also at the center of a Supreme Court of Canada decision that secured native fishing rights in 1999.)

Date: 2009-08-06
Placeline: DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he'll be remembered as that keep person that was Champion for our people that demonstrated that the justice system does work >>