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Human library book Tammy Marquardt, wrongfully convicted mom

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About this human library book

Tammy Marquardt is an Ontario woman who was wrongfully imprisoned for killing her two-year-old son Kenneth based on the testimony of now-disgraced pathologist Charles Smith.

Smith testified that the boy was strangled or suffocated, and Marquardt spent nearly 14 years in jail after being convicted in 1995. Her two younger sons were adopted out through Children's Aid.

Years later it was determined that Kenneth most likely suffered an epileptic seizure.

Now Marquardt is trying to rebuild her life. She currently lives in Toronto.

Tammy Marquardt joined us for the CBC Human Library Live Online this past Saturday, January 26. You can watch a replay of the chat in the video player above.

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