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David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, has died. He was 69. Milgaard, who was born in Winnipeg, was formally exonerated in 1997 after a DNA test confirmed his innocence.

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David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, has died. He was 69. Milgaard, who was born in Winnipeg, was formally exonerated in 1997 after a DNA test confirmed his innocence.

Canadian Press Steven Truscott (from left), David Milgaard, lawyer James Lockyer and Guy Paul Morin outside Assumption University in Windsor, Ont., in October 2004. The group spoke at a wrongful conviction seminar. (Tim Fraser / Windsor Star / The Canadian Press files)
Joyce Milgaard (left) with lawyer Joanne McLean in Saskatoon in September 2008 during the release of the final report by the commission of inquiry into her son's wrongful conviction. (Greg Pender / Saskatoon StarPhoenix files)
David Milgaard gives his mother, Joyce, a kiss after the film Milgaard won six awards at the 14th annual Gemini Awards in Toronto in November 1999. (Kevin Frayer / The Canadian Press files)
David Milgaard in Ottawa in February 2020, between meeting with the federal justice minister and giving a speech at the University of Ottawa. (Dylan Robertson / Winnipeg Free Press files)
David Milgaard and his sister Maureen announce results of a DNA test in 1997. (Winnipeg Free Press files)
David Milgaard (right) with his lawyer, Hersh Wolch, in 1998. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press files)
Winnipeg Free Press David Milgaard — with his mother, Joyce Milgaard, and sister Maureen — shakes hands with his lawyer, Hersh Wolch, in July 1997. (Ken Gigliotti / Winnipeg Free Press files)
David Milgaard speaks during a wrongful conviction conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in January 2020. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files)
David Milgaard answers a question from host Greg Rodin during a wrongful conviction conference at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in January 2020. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files)
PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES David Milgaard who served twenty-two years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
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