29 Apr 2017

Donna Chisholm: defending David Dougherty

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 29 April 2017
Donna Chisholm

Donna Chisholm Photo: Supplied

David Dougherty, who received nearly $900,000 from the government after being wrongfully convicted of abducting and raping an 11 year old girl in 1993, has died after suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was 50 years old.

Donna Chisholm - editor-at-large of North & South and a staff writer for The Listener - campaigned for Dougherty to be cleared, supporting him through his retrial and during his long fight for compensation.

She talks to Kim about her reaction to his death.

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