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EVIDENCE - Hearsay rule - Exceptions - Necessary and reliable evidence - Methods of proof - Circumstantial evidence

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 3:28 PM  

Appeal by the Crown from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal setting aside Bradshaw’s convictions for first degree murder and ordering a new trial. The Court had to determine when a trial judge could rely on corroborative evidence to conclude that the threshold reliability of a hearsay statement was established. Thielen was arrested on July 30, 2010. He initially denied his involvement in the murders of Lamoureux and Bontkes in March 2009. However, when the police told Thielen that he had been the...