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If one was asked to think of a phrase to describe the case of David Milgaard the only phrase which would be suitable and appropriate would be: “at the wrong place, at the wrong time”. His trial was one full of corruption, dishonesty by witnesses and the legal system. It showed that the justice system was unable of providing Mr. Milgaard with a fair and equal trial during this tragic story.
In the early hours of January 31st, 1969 Gail Miller a 22-year-old nursing assistant living in Saskatoon was found in an alley way. She had been raped, stabbed twelve times and left for dead. The rape was found to have occurred after she died. The police had little evidence; few clues had been left behind. There had been other attacks in the same area. Authorities tried to suppress the information that linked the Miller rape and murder to the two other assaults.
David Milgaard had decided to take a trip out to Alberta, along with two of his friends, Ron Wilson and Nichol John. Along the way David wanted to stop through Saskatoon to pick up another friend, Shorty Cadrain. Once they got

 

 

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