The directions the judge gave to the jury were deemed prejudicial on appeal, and Dennis Oland’s conviction was overturned.
Philly was visibly relieved to see Maggie arrive alone.
Though Mum was warm and sociable, with a host of good friends, she had an instinctive and deep-rooted sympathy for rebels and others who didn’t quite fit
Author says racism, undue media influence and biased law enforcement not bound by region or time In her 2014 book The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, the second in a series of four historical true crime books, author and former forensic scientist Debra Komar investigates two cases of murder, revealing one killer. On January 27, 1896, 14-year-old Annie Kempton was murdered in her home in Bear River, Nova Scotia. Nine months later, following a sloppy and highly-publicized investigation, a Black man named Peter Wheeler was wrongfully hung for the crime. While…
Murder on the Rock: True Crime in Newfoundland and Labrador
by Robert C. Parsons
$19.95, paperback, 278 pp.
Flanker Press, August 2015