Peter Carlyle-Gordge always questioned Cadrain's sanity
Journalist Peter Carlyle-Gordge has been testifying this week. According to CBC News, Carlyle-Gordge suspected that something was strange about Albert Cadrain from the get-go. No surprise there, considering the fact that Cadrain told police that he thought that David was a member of the Mafia!
Peter also told the hearing that he was surprised that the Crown managed to convict Milgaard based on the "timing, geography and motive,", since all were off.
Peter Carlyle-Gordge wrote a story back in 1982 intimating that David may have been convicted based on perjury. He recognized that he was putting himself in an awkward position by making such a strong statement without firm corroboration.
In fact, Chris Boychuck, lawyer representing Saskatoon detective Eddy Karst, asked Carlyle-Gordge this week if he had been willing to lie in order to garner attention for the case. Peter responded that the whole Milgaard case was based on lies!
Touche. Peter Carlyle-Gordge spent many years working on the Milgaard case during his free time. Although he was a correspondent for Maclean's from 1978 to 1983, he was never able to convince the magazine run a story on Milgaard during that period of time.
Carlyle-Gordge said that he truly thought that police had approached witnesses and told them not to talk to Milgaard's supporters. He didn't realize at the time that he was writing his articles that police contacted witnesses at Joyce Milgaard's request to see if they would speak to her.
P. S. Please note that Peter Carlyle-Gordge follows this blog occasionally and made comments here in December about Justice MacCallum insisting on David's testimony.