Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Truscott Compensation: $250,000 for Each Year in Jail $100,000 for Each Year on Parole

Steven Truscott, who spent 10 years in jail after being wrongfully convicted of rape and murder of schoolmate Lynne Harper was awarded $6.5-million compensation from the Ontario government.

After announcing the award yesterday, Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley said "It is my hope that Mr. Truscott and his family will now be able to spend all of their time on the rest of life's journey."

Mr. Truscott called the compensation "bittersweet".

Mr. Truscott's compensation was recommended in a report by retired Ontario Appeal Court Justice Sydney Robins, who was asked by the province to review the issue of compensation after the Ontario Court of Appeal acquitted Mr. Truscott of the 1959 crime last August.

Read the full story here.


- Shashi K. Raina, Toronto



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