May 24th, 2024

CP NewsAlert: Wrongfully convicted N.B man dies four months after exoneration

By The Canadian Press on April 20, 2024.

Walter Gillespie poses for a photo in his apartment in Saint John, N.B. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. Innocence Canada says Walter Gillespie, 80, died Friday morning in his home in Saint John, N.B. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hina Alam

FREDERICTON – A wrongfully convicted New Brunswick man who spent 40 years trying to clear his name in a murder case before being declared innocent in January has died.

Innocence Canada, the organization that led the legal fight to exonerate Walter Gillespie and his friend Robert Mailman of their 1984 murder convictions, says Gillespie died Friday in his home in Saint John, N.B.

He was 80 years old.

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