N.B. reaches conditional settlement with 2 men wrongfully convicted of 1983 murder

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The New Brunswick government has reached a conditional settlement with Robert Mailman and Walter Gillespie, who were acquitted last month after being wrongly convicted of murder nearly 40 years ago.

Ron Dalton, co-president of the non-profit organization that represents wrongfully convicted people and took on the Saint John men’s case in 2018, said Thursday that he could not discuss the details of the settlement.

He said he expects non-disclosure agreements to be signed by the parties.

But the government “got off rather cheaply, in my humble view, because of the desperate circumstances that the two gentlemen are in,” he said.

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Mailman, 76, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in November and given three

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