May 1st, 2017

R v Yakimchuk, 2017 ABCA 101 per Slatter, Rowbotham, Martin, JA – T. Judge: Wilson, J:

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Appeal from first degree murder conviction following a jury trial. Accused confessed during a Mr. Big operation. “There were 66 scenarios culminating in two confessions approximately four months into the operation.” The confessions formed the only evidence against the accused at trial. Trial completed prior to the Supreme Court’s release of Hart, 2014 SCC 52. … Read More.

August 20th, 2015

R. v. Bulldog, 2015 ABCA 251 per Cote, Bielby, Brown JA – T. Judge: Carminati, PCJ

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Defence appeal from conviction on charges of assault causing. Prison assaults. Crown entered a video at trial that captured the events in question. Neither prison guard who gave evidence were asked, nor did they testify, that the video in question did in fact accurately depict what they saw in the prison yard. Held: Appeal dismissed. … Read More.