November 20th, 2017

Murder Reduced To Manslaughter – R v L. Edmonton Provincial Court

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Accused charged with second degree murder. Stabbing death. Intoxicated accused stabbed a friend during an argument. Aboriginal accused. Various systemic and background factors tied to the accused’s heritage (Gladue factors) operated to reduce her level of moral responsibility. Held: Guilty plea to lesser charge of manslaughter. 3.5 years jail.