June 13th, 2019
Search And Statements By Accused Allowed Into Evidence Despite Charter Violations – R v Downey, 2019 Calgary Queen’s Bench
Accused arrested for kidnapping and forcible confinement of a child (later found dead), and murder of her mother. He made statements which Crown wanted to use in cross-examination if accused testified. Accused argued statement was not voluntary on the basis of oppression. He also applied for exclusion of items seized, photos, clothing and swabs, arguing … Read More.
June 1st, 2018
Appeal from conviction for counselling offences of fraud and uttering a forged document. Issue of whether the requisite mens rea was proven at trial. Trial judge found that appellant tried to convince conspirators to “go along with the plan” of using a fake letter to gain an advantage in a lawsuit. Issue on appeal of … Read More.