November 15th, 2018
R. v. Cuthill, 2018 Alberta Court Of Appeal – Self-Interested Letter From Co-Accused Not Admissible For It’s Truth
Three co-accused appealed first-degree murder convictions. Issue on Tim Rempel’s appeal was whether the trial judge should have admitted a letter authored by the co-accused as an exception to the hearsay rule. Held: Appeal dismissed. Letter did not fall under traditional exception: “[t]he thrust of the letter is not an admission against penal interest, but … Read More.