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Procedure - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Evidence of witnesses - Onus and burden of proof

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeals by the accused, Figueroa and Loayza-Penaloza, from convictions for first degree murder. A housekeeper was found strangled to death in a home the accused had broken into. The Crown took the position that the killing was committed by both accused in the course of an unlawful confinement of the victim. Figueroa’s DNA was found underneath the victim’s fingernails. No DNA evidence linked Loayza-Penaloza to the crime. Loayza-Penaloza testified that he was outside of the home in a van when the killing occurred. He claimed he...