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CBC documentary: Fantino’s stmts vs. innocent man blamed in 2004 suicide

James LeCraw- committed suicide July 19, 2004. Claimed in his suicide note that Julian Fantino's public statements falsely accusing him of involvement in child pornography ruined his life. [All photos from CBC source article; click image to view]

“You may want to seriously consider a wrongful death suit, or whatever it would be called against the police and Fantino,” wrote James. “You know the complaint: Their reckless irresponsible media release destroyed my life. They should be held responsible for compensation. Also they should have to change their and all police department media ways so that others don’t get caught up in this crap.”  

“On July 19, 2004, James drove to a country road, about 10 kilometres from his brother’s home in Newmarket, north of Toronto. He put a charcoal barbecue on the seat beside him and lit it. James died of carbon monoxide poisoning from the fumes.”  

Earlier this morning VoiceofCanada editor/ConservativesAgainstFantino.ca co-founder Mark Vandermaas was tipped off to a tragic 2004 story about the suicide of an innocent man wrongly accused of being involved in a child porn by Julian Fantino and the Toronto police, both of whom were by blamed by James LeCraw in his suicide note for his ruined life.   

He was directed by the source to a website called InjusticeBusters.com where we found LeCraw’s terrible story told via quotes from a Globe and Mail editorial and an 11-part CBC documentary produced by Kellie Hudson entitled, Weighing the Balance (also referred to as ‘Shamed and Named‘ in the link structure on the Thunder Bay CBC site where we located a copy of the award-winning series).   

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