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Mr. Big stings taking another hit in Quebec

Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Luis Millan

The Quebec Court of Appeal has freed a man convicted of the first degree murder of his pregnant wife after it found police obtained his confession under duress via a “Mr. Big” sting operation, the second time this year that the province’s appeal court has taken a dim view of the elaborate police strategy.

“Thousands and thousands of dollars are invested by the state in these Mr. Big operations to try to elicit a confession,” said Montreal criminal lawyer Jean-Philippe Marcoux. “And after all that, for...