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Defender of the wrongfully convicted

James Lockyer receives an honorary degree from Brock University in 2013. Photo from Brock University/NiagaraFallsReview.ca

James Lockyer receives an honorary degree from Brock University in 2013. Photo from Brock University/NiagaraFallsReview.ca

Steven Truscott. David Milgaard. Romeo Phillion. Guy Paul Morin.

They all have three things in common.

All were convicted of murder. All were innocent.  And all owe their exoneration to James Lockyer, founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted.

The Association has played a key role in advocating for those wrongly convicted, and bringing forward post-conviction evidence – including DNA tests –  that has resulted in the convictions being over-turned. One of his most recent cases: Romeo Phillion, released from prison in April of this year, after serving 32 years for a murder he did not commit, demonstrating that justice is only served when all of the facts are considered, without prejudice.

The BWG & District Community Foundation is bringing James Lockyer to Bradford, for an interesting and informative talk at the Green Valley Alliance Church, 758 Simcoe Road, on Monday, October 23, at 7 p.m.  Tickets for an incredible evening with the man who was named 'Nation Builder of the Decade for Justice' in 2010 by The Globe and Mail are only $20. Contact 905-775-6460, or visit www.bwgdcf.ca to purchase.  Seating is limited.