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Milgaard's family discusses how his plight has changed them

He was a carefree teenaged hippie just passing through Saskatoon on Jan. 31, 1969 — the same day nursing assistant Gail Miller was raped and stabbed to death in a back alley. On the strength of sketchy forensics and unreliable witnesses, David Milgaard was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison. Twenty years later, his case made national headlines as his mother Joyce confronted politicians in a bid to free her son from jail. By the time he was cleared in 1997, David Milgaard had become one of the most famous examples of wrongful conviction in Canada.

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 David Milgaard's mother Joyce and sisters Susan and Maureen appear on Morningside.  They discuss the impact on their family of David's imprisonment, and Joyce's fight to have his trial re-opened and his name cleared.

Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: Oct. 7, 1991
Guests: Joyce Milgaard, Maureen Milgaard, Susan Milgaard
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 34:15

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Page consulted on November 7, 2014

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