R. v. T.T.
Client charged with First Degree Murder. It was alleged that he, along with several others, followed victim with the intention of killing him. Victim suffered injuries inflicted by a bat and several stab wounds. Police found DNA evidence linking client to the confrontation.
Result: Client found not guilty by a jury after a lengthy trial.
R. v. T.S.
Client charged with Murder after a shoot out that took place outside of the nightclub. The shoot out resulted in the death of one person and the wounding of at least one other. Client’s position was that he was not the shooter.
Result: Client found guilty of Careless Use of Firearm only.
R. v. J.C.
Client charged with Murder. It was alleged that client’s friend was robbed by two individuals. Client and friend subsequently went to the home of these individuals armed with a sawed off shotgun. A fight broke out at the home and the gun was discharged. One of the two individuals was killed and the other was injured. Despite going to the home with the shotgun, an issue was whether the client was acting in self-defence.
Result: Client found guilty of possession of a prohibited weapon only.
R. v. C.A.
An individual was murdered after a drug deal went bad. C.A. was charged with Accessory After The Fact To Murder after allegedly trying to help one of those involved in the murder escape.
Result: Charge withdrawn.
R. v. B.A.
Client charged with Attempt Murder and various other offences. Police alleged that client walked up to a known gang member with the intention of murdering him. Client was armed with a handgun and walked up to the victim and pointed a gun at his head. One gunshot was fired and the complainant suffered significant injuries.
Result: Charge of Attempt Murder withdrawn after successful Crown pretrial.
R. v. R.M.
Client charged with Attempt Murder and various firearm offences. It was alleged that he waited inside a stairwell in an apartment building. When the victim walked by, he shot the victim. The shooting was recorded on a surveillance video but there was a question as to the identity of the shooter.
Result: All charges stayed at the Preliminary Hearing