Wrongfully convicted Romeo Phillion to launch $14M lawsuit

CBC News

Romeo Phillion, wrongly convicted in the 1967 killing of an Ottawa firefighter, is launching a $14-million lawsuit against the Ottawa Police Services Board, two police detectives and Ontario’s Attorney General.

Phillion, who just turned 73, spent 31 years behind bars for the stabbing death of Leopold Roy.

Phillion confessed to the crime as part of a plea deal with police, but quickly recanted. He was convicted of murder on Nov. 7, 1972.

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