January 28th, 2016

R. v. B. B. 2016 Edmonton Queen’s Bench

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Client charged with second degree murder in relation to alleged participation in the beating death of a stranger that the three accused encountered on the street. He was also charged with an unrelated home invasion robbery of a residence nearby the scene of the beating.  Issues were participation and intent with respect to the beating … Read More.

April 30th, 2018

R v Adams, 2018 Calgary Provincial Court – 6.5 Years For Trafficking Fentanyl

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Accused pleaded guilty to possession of fentanyl and MDMA for the purposes of trafficking, as well as a proceeds of crime charge. Accused was 33 with no prior criminal record, and had family support and a positive PSR. Significant amount of fentanyl (65g at street value of approximately $43,688). Held: 6.5 years’ jail. Case law … Read More.

March 1st, 2016

R v Isadore, 2016 ABQB 83 per Clackson, J

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Two accused charged with murder, but convicted of manslaughter in a beating death of a good samaritan who had gone outside at night to investigate loud noises. Aboriginal accuseds with significant records and addictions issues, but both had made significant strides toward rehabilitation. Held: 6.5 years jail. Aggravating factors included: that it was a group … Read More.