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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 7:43 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Hamilton, from conviction for offences related to a robbery. The accused was arrested shortly after the robbery of a Rogers Wireless store. He was placed in a police cruiser and read his rights. The accused indicated a desire to speak to duty counsel. The officer continued to question the accused. The accused's first statement gave an exculpatory explanation regarding his whereabouts just prior to the robbery. He stated he was on a bus with a woman named Sasha. At the detachment, the...