065 – Colin Thatcher: The Murder of Joann Wilson (SK)

Episode 65:On a cold night in January in 1983, after hearing strange noises coming from the property nearby a neighbour found a woman’s brutally bludgeoned body on the bloody floor of her open garage. She had also been shot once behind the ear.  The body was that of Joann Wilson, ex-wife of Colin Thatcher, Saskatchewan M.L.A. and former Energy Minister and son of the Province’s 9th premiere. The two had divorced bitterly only years before and suspicion fell on Colin right away. The ensuing investigation revealed the shocking facts of the case and led to Thatcher’s downfall.

Research & Writing:
Katherine Buchanan

Books:
A Canadian Tragedy by Maggie Siggins
Deny, Deny, Deny: The Rise and Fall of Colin Thatcherby Garrett Wilson.
Not Above The Lawby Heather Bird

Other Sources:
newspapers.com
CBC Timeline
Supreme Court Judgment
Colin Thatcher on Revolvy
CourtTV Crime Library – Archived

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