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Murder trial judge advises courts to track ‘suspicious correspondence’

Thursday, June 01, 2017 @ 9:31 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

An attempted murder at an Ottawa condo three years ago — which left 101-year-old Ernest Côté battered and duct-taped to his walker with a plastic bag over his head — might have been averted if Canadian courts and judges routinely kept track of the suspicious correspondence they receive, advises Ontario Superior Court Justice Colin McKinnon, who recently sentenced triple murderer Ian Bush to life in prison.

Ontario Superior Court Justice Colin McKinnonBush was convicted May 17 by an Ottawa jury of the first-degree murders in 2007...