Donald Marshall, Jr.



Age: 55


Summary: member of southeastern Canada's aboriginal Mi'kmaq Indian tribe whose wrongful conviction for murder in the early 1970's became a cause célèbre in Canada leading to a sweeping re-examination of Nova Scotia's legal system and changes in Canada's evidence disclosure rules.



Cause of Death: Complications from a 2003 lung transplant surgery


Born: September 13, 1953


Died: August 6, 2009


Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada