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Ontario Court of Appeal News

Killer of Toronto cop can continue receiving escorted day passes

Toronto - The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed a Crown appeal of the decision of the Ontario Review Board that allowed Richard Kachkar to receive supervised day passes. Kachkar was found not criminally responsible in the killing of Toronto Sgt. Ryan Russell.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 2 comments

Ontario Court of Appeal: Mandatory minimum gun sentences 'cruel'

Toronto - Ontario's top court ruled the mandatory minimum punishment for possession of a prohibited firearm that is loaded or ammunition is accessible constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and struck down the law as unconstitutional.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Ontario's top court: Holding a cellphone while driving illegal

Toronto - In a pair of decisions, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the prosecution need not prove a cellphone was actually being used by a driver before a conviction can be entered for distracted driving. Merely holding one is sufficient.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Ontario couple who tortured disabled man seek lower sentences

Toronto - Lawyers for the Hamilton, Ontario couple appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal yesterday to argue their clients' sentences were excessive. The pair received sentences that were about double what prosecutors had asked for.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 13 comments

Judge faces disciplinary hearing for throwing out criminal cases

Toronto - The Ontario Judicial Council will hold a hearing after Judge Howard Chisvin dismissed all remaining criminal cases on his docket when the prosecutor was late returning to court.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 6 comments

Ontario man launches $14 million lawsuit for wrongful conviction

Windsor - Romeo Phillion, 73, who spent more than 31 years locked up for a crime he says he did not commit, is suing for damages, alleging authorities suppressed evidence of his alibi that could have resulted in an acquittal.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments
 

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