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Judge reserves decision after hearing arguments in Ring Road fatality case

Whether a 16-year-old driver was trying to deal with a mechanical problem or had been driving recklessly in the moments before a fatal crash last year is now a matter for a judge to determine. 504 more words

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Ottawa man's murder conviction thrown out for second time by N.S. appeal court

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has thrown out — for a second time — the first-degree murder conviction of an Ottawa man who claimed he had no idea a drug-world associate was planning to shoot someone in the head. 507 more words


Judge rejects motion to have charges dropped against man caught with explosive materials at Dorval airport

A Quebec Court judge has rejected a motion that sought to have criminal charges dropped in a case filed against a man who was arrested in 2013 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with explosive materials in his suitcase. 191 more words

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Quebecers arrested for cocaine smuggling to appear in Australian court

Two Quebec women arrested on a cruise ship in Australia for cocaine trafficking are due to appear in criminal court Wednesday.

Mélina Roberge, 23, and Isabelle Lagacé, 28, are expected in court in Sydney to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice of the State of New South Wales. 150 more words

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Lawyer to request stay of proceedings after delay in Ottawa 'swatting' trial

A defence lawyer for a young Barrhaven man at the centre of an international swatting investigation says he will ask a judge for a stay of proceedings, arguing his client’s constitutional rights were violated due to court delays. 513 more words

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Young driver says he turned off overheating car just before crash

An 18-year-old man claimed he threw his moving car into neutral in an effort to deal with an overheating engine.

Moments later, his steering wheel having locked up, he recalled hearing a “clunk” sound he said has been “burned into my brain.” 479 more words

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Jury deliberating in Frances Sugar murder trial

Frances Sugar fatally stabbed her daughter on a warm summer night in 2014. A Saskatoon jury must now decide whether she did it in self-defence. 308 more words

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