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Author Thatcher, Colin, 1938-

Title Final appeal : anatomy of a frame / Colin Thatcher
Published Toronto : ECW Press, [2009]
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Contents Arrest -- Bail hearing -- New lawyer -- Gary Anderson -- A taped conversation -- Disclosure- Saskatchewan Department of Justice style 42 -- A life-changing experience -- Preliminary hearing -- Contrasting witnesses -- Lynne Mendel and Gary Anderson -- Committal to trial -- Another bail attempt -- Gutted -- Transfer to Saskatoon -- The trial begins -- Dally and Somers -- "A blue finish" -- A bizarre driving clinic -- Our turn -- Collver appears -- Tetifying -- The third prosecutor -- Conviction -- The witness who never was -- Edmonton Max -- A mysterious letter of confession -- Back for appeal -- Appeals denied -- Another getaway car surfaces -- Investigating Calvin Smoker -- A missing hatchet and photographs -- The blue finish again -- Undisclosed police statements surface -- Fun and games in Edmonton Max -- Stinchcombe -- The credit card slip -- Jack Janzen recants -- The bureaucrats' leisurely pace -- The Feds interview Jack Janzen -- Waiting for the interim report -- Rebuttal -- Gary Anderson's police statement -- A lost receipt is found -- Mystery solved -- Thirty pieces of silver? -- Thurned down -- Bowden -- In Federal Court with a new lawyer -- Meet and greet in minimum security -- A firestorm over my horse -- Back to the prairies -- Section 745 Hearing -- Constable Cluney -- "A nest of snakes" -- A new IPO -- A rare success -- Euphoria to depression -- Rockwood -- Epilogue
Summary In 1984 Colin Thatcher was convicted of killing his ex-wife and sentenced to life in prison. The murder and trial provoked a national media frenzy, casting the once-prominent Saskatchewan politician as the villain. After serving for 22 years, Thatcher was released and finally able to offer his own account of what happened from the time of the murder up until he left prison. Though firmly proclaiming his innocence from the start, he is now able to go behind the bureaucratic red tape and provide full disclosure, including evidence not seen at the trial, legal documents, and personal correspondence, ultimately questioning the public?s faith in local law enforcement, mainstream media, and justice in Canada
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Subject Thatcher, Colin, 1938-
Wilson, JoAnn, 1939-1983.
Criminals -- Saskatchewan -- Biography.
Judicial error -- Saskatchewan.
Murder -- Saskatchewan -- Regina.
Politicians -- Saskatchewan -- Biography.
Trials (Murder) -- Saskatchewan -- Regina.
Genre/Form Biography.
True crime stories.
True crime stories.
Form Electronic book
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