FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONFERENCE AT AIDWYC OFFICES
111 PETER STREET, SUITE 408
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, AT 3:00 P.M.
MR. JACQUES DELISLE
(Former Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal)
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Today, Mr. Delisle’s counsel, James Lockyer, a Toronto lawyer, and the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted / L’Association pour la Défense des Personnes Injustement Condamnées (AIDWYC) announce that they are taking on Mr. Delisle’s case and seeking a review of his case by the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Peter Mackay. They believe that Mr. Delisle was wrongly convicted of first degree murder in the death of his wife, Nicole Rainville.
Tonight, at 9:00 p.m., CBC’s fifth estate will be presenting a one hour documentary on the case.
Mr. Delisle was a judge in the Quebec Superior Court from 1983 to 1992. In 1992, he was appointed a judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal where he remained until his retirement on April 30, 2009. He is said to be the only judge in Canadian history to have been convicted of murder.
On the morning of November 12, 2009, Mr. Delisle came home to his condominium in Quebec City to find that his wife had taken her own life. She had shot herself in the left temple.
On June 14, 2012, a jury convicted Mr. Delisle of first degree murder. He lost his appeal in the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his case. Mr. Delisle has been imprisoned at Sainte Anne- des-Plaines Penitentiary outside Montreal since that day. [...]