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Procedure - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Defences - Evidence of witnesses

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the accused, Rafferty, from convictions for first degree murder, kidnapping, and sexual assault causing bodily harm. The victim, age eight, was abducted while returning from school. Her body was discovered months later under rocks in a farmer’s field. She was naked from the waist down and featured several broken ribs and skull fractures. Prior to the accused’s trial, McClintic pled guilty to first degree murder. In an agreed statement of facts, she stated that the accused sexually assaulted and killed the child. At the...