October 18th, 2015

R. v. D.A. 2015 Wetaskiwin Court of Queen’s Bench

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Client pled guilty to second degree murder. Crown asking for 15-year period of parole ineligibility on the mandatory life sentence. Defence asking for the 10-year minimum period of parole ineligibility on the basis of significant Gladue factors, and an extensive review of the case law supporting the minimum. Held: 10 year minimum period of parole … Read More.

July 17th, 2015

R. v. Toews, 2015 ABCA 167 per Fraser, Costigan, Slatter, JA – Trial Judge: Graesser, J

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Accused plead guilty to second degree murder and received a life sentence with a 10 year parole eligibility period. The trial judge then reduced that period to 6 years and 8 months given pre-trial custody time. Crown appeal. Held: Appeal allowed. 10 year parole eligibility period reinstated. A sentencing judge’s discretion to grant enhanced credit … Read More.