|For nearly three decades, Joyce Milgaard told anyone who would listen that
her son David was an innocent man trapped in a nightmare, sentenced to life in prison
at age seventeen for a rape and murder he did not commit.
From the time David was imprisoned in 1970, Joyce Milgaard pleaded with prime
ministers, justice ministers, lawyers, scientists, church groups, police and the
media to achieve her son's freedom.
Finally, David was released from prison in 1992, and in the summer of 1997, his
name was cleared. DNA testing conducted in a laboratory in England conclusively
proved what Joyce had always maintained -- that her son was the victim of a gross
injustice when he was convicted and imprisoned for the murder of nursing aide
Gail Miller of Saskatoon.
Joyce Milgaard's first-person story is an inspiring example of the unbreakable
bond between a mother and her child, an illustration of the supportive strength of
religious faith, and an empowering victory for the human spirit.
You can purchase Joyce Milgaard's book "A Mother's Story" at bookstores in Canada.