Counsel: Andrea Urquhart
Offence: First Degree Murder
Result: Ordered released on the charge of first degree murder
The accused was charged with first degree murder. A lengthy show cause hearing was conducted in the Court of Queen’s Bench where the Crown argued for the accused’s detention on the basis that the Accused was a risk to reoffend in the community and that his detention was necessary to maintain the public’s confidence in the administration of justice. After lengthy submissions were made by Andrea attacking the strength of the Crown’s case and arguing that the release plan addressed the Crown’s concerns Justice Mahoney ordered the Accused released.