Ontario to pay $4.25M to wrongly convicted man
October 21 2010
The Ontario government has agreed to pay $4.25-million in compensation to William Mullins-Johnson for the 12 years he spent in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of killing his niece. The payment was announced just over 3 years after the Ontario Court of Appeal acquitted Mr. Mullins-Johnson and concluded that he was a victim of a miscarriage of justice, based on the flawed findings of controversial pathologist Dr. Charles Smith. National Post story.