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