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Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction for second degree murder. The victim and the appellant were members of rival gangs. After a confrontation, the victim was shot at close range. Several eyewitnesses identified the appellant as the shooter. This was the appellant’s third conviction for this murder. He and the co-accused had successfully appealed their two previous convictions. The co-accused pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the third trial and testified for the Crown. The victim died about one month after the shooting from a blood clot...