R v J.H.

Court of Queen’s Bench

Counsel: Andrea Urquhart
Offence: Conspiracy to commit murder
Result: Not guilty of conspiracy to commit murder

The Accused was charged with conspiracy to commit murder. At the beginning of the trial Andrea argued that the statement obtained by the RCMP violated her clients rights under section 10 of the Charter. The Justice agreed with Andrea and excluded the statement made by her client to the RCMP. During the trial the Crown sought to tender a “KGB statement” made by a witness to an RCMP officer as the witness was not willing to testify in Court. It was successfully argued that the statement could not be relied on by the Crown. As a result of both of these evidentiary rulings Andrea’s client was found not guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

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