More on Karst
At the same time that Albert "Shorty" Cadrain was making such nonsensical claims, Ron Wilson and Nichol John continued to maintain that Milgaard had never been out of their sight long enough to have committed a murder. These two key pieces of information should have been enough to have created doubt in Karst's mind; however, Karst chose to believe Shorty's remark about the blood on David's clothes and to dismiss the crazy comments about the Mob.
Karst also indicated that Shorty's allegation was confirmed by his five-year-old brother Kenneth, but this does not appear to be on record anywhere. Moreover, as we all know now, Shorty not only collected $2000 reward money for providing the police with info about his "friend", but he was also institutionalized for hallucinations and mental illness not long after the trial.
Lastly, Joyce Milgaard broke down and cried during the Inquiry because she thought that finally one of the detectives was admitting responsibility, but in fact, Karst conceded some degree of responsibility and quickly denied it, steadfastly refusing to apologize or accept blame for David's incarceration. Karst said that he couldn't remember meeting with Larry Fisher, although Karst was sent from Saskatoon to Winnipeg to interview Fisher and Fisher confessed to him about having raped women in Saskatoon. He also said that he did not recall that Fisher's ex-wife, Linda, approached police on her own in 1980 to tell them that she suspected that her husband had murdered Gail Miller.
The seemingly endless number of mistakes and denials continues.