December 8th, 2017


R v Yatchotay, 2017 Edmonton Queen’s Bench – 2 Years For Sexual Touching

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Accused pleaded guilty to sexual touching contrary to s 151 CC. 29 year old accused and 15 year old victim. Victim consumed alcohol and drugs with the accused. Accused then had vaginal and anal intercourse with the victim. Accused did not take any reasonable steps to ascertain the victim’s age. Accused had a lengthy record … Read More.

May 19th, 2017


R v Cardinal, 2017 ABPC 81 per Groves, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Drugs included morphine, cannabis, marihuana and fentanyl. Accused inserted the drugs into his rectum, and then intentionally got arrested. Original intent was to transport the drugs into the Edmonton Remand Centre for sale. Accused was acting under some duress from a gang. While … Read More.

January 19th, 2017


R v Walsh, 2017 ABCA 2 per Berger, Martin, Rowbotham, JA – T. Judge: Stevenson, PCJ:

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Appeal from 3 year jail sentence followed by 18 months probation imposed after convictions for aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and choking. Assaults occurred after a drug-fuelled weekend at the complainant’s residence. Accused punched, kicked and choked the female complainant, who suffered significant bruising and her lip needed to be sutured. 28 year old accused with … Read More.

November 9th, 2016


R v Didechko, 2016 ABQB 552 per Germain, J:

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Accused convicted following trial of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death (252(1.3) CC) and obstruction of justice by giving a false statement (139(2) CC). Accused struck and killed a pedestrian, and then fled the scene. Accused then “commenced an elaborate attempt to mislead the police by reporting the vehicle stolen.” Court “suspicious” … Read More.