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Appeal court justice reserves ruling on bail for convicted killer in Lukas Strasser-Hird swarming death

One of the men convicted in the brutal swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird has once again applied for bail pending appeal.

In June, a Calgary jury found Assmar Shlah guilty of second-degree murder in the death of the 18-year-old. 352 more words

World

Alberta appeal court rules judges can overturn ‘unfair’ church edicts after man shunned by Jehovah's Witnesses

Courts can overturn religious edicts when churches act unfairly, according to the Alberta Court of Appeal, which has allowed a Calgary real estate agent to challenge his shunning, or “disfellowship,” from a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 750 more words

News

'Knees together' judge 'made me hate myself' sex assault complainant tells committee

Questions from Justice Robin Camp about her failure to fend off a rape suspect left a woman “uncomfortable and confused,” a hearing into whether the judge should be dismissed heard Tuesday. 540 more words

Local News

Edmonton man who killed toddler in patio crash given longer sentence

A man who was abducted and had his thumb cut off after crashing his SUV onto a southwest Edmonton restaurant patio, killing a toddler, will have to return to jail after his appeal was dismissed. 564 more words

Crime

Supreme Court restores conviction of Alberta man in child porn case

The Supreme Court of Canada has restored the conviction of an Alberta man for possession of child pornography in a case about the burden of proof for circumstantial evidence. 225 more words

Crime

Supreme Court restores Calgary man's child pornography conviction in computer-repair case

The Supreme Court of Canada has restored the conviction of an Alberta man for possession of child pornography in a case about the burden of proof for circumstantial evidence. 201 more words

Crime

Convicted killer in Lukas Strasser-Hird swarming death seeks bail pending appeal

Six weeks after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder, Assmar Shlah is asking to be released from custody.

Shlah is one of three people convicted in the swarming death of 18-year-old  552 more words

Crime