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Episode 1: Maria Shepherd, convicted and exonerated of manslaughter

Last Updated Oct 2, 2017 at 1:48 pm EST

Maria Shepherd speaking with CityNews about her case. CITYNEWS

Maria Shepherd was 21 years old when she was charged and convicted in the death of her three-year-old stepdaughter in 1992. A now-disgraced pathologist helped put her in prison. The Ontario Court of Appeal acquitted Shepherd in February of 2016. In this episode of Wronged, we explore the devastating impact on her family life.

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About Innocence Canada
Innocence Canada, formerly known as the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have been wrongly convicted.

It was co-founded in 1993 by Win Wahrer, a woman who took interest in the Guy Paul Morin case and helped with his exoneration. The other co-founders were Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who was exonerated for a triple murder case in New Jersey, and lawyer James Lockyer. Carter went on to launch the organization Innocence International. There are also many Canadian university law schools that take on cases. Since its inception, Innocence Canada has helped exonerate 21 people and are currently reviewing 86 cases.