The Canadian Press

2000-06-08 | Sophonow-Cleared

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Winnipeg police apologized to man who was wrongfully convicted in the 1981 slaying of teenage waitress Barbara Stoppel. Chief Jack Ewatski said new evidence had cleared Thomas Sophonow (SOF'-an-oh) of Vancouver, who spent four years in prison before his conviction was overturned on appeal in 1985.

Date: 2000-06-08
Placeline: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the process of reviewing this matters took a long time it was a very painstaking process analysis was done of the existing evidence and new evidence came to light that showed us that drew us to this conclusion and this is the weight of this evidence that leads us to the firm conclusion that Thomas Alva was not responsible for >>

Clip ID: 20000608CPCN002