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Hard questions loom as trial is ended by judge

Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The Crown in Quebec has ordered a review of mega-trials and an internal administrative inquiry to determine why it took years for prosecutors to disclose key evidence in a timely manner, following a ruling that abruptly ended a high-profile murder and conspiracy trial of five men alleged to be Hells Angels.

In a stunning decision released Oct. 9, Quebec Superior Court Justice James Brunton ordered the release of the five accused after granting a defence motion for a stay of proceedings because the Crown had withheld...