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Court overturns man's murder conviction over improper jury selection

Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 11:14 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of a man found guilty of second-degree murder in the Eaton Centre shooting.

Dirk Derstine, Derstine Penman Criminal LawyersChristopher Husbands was convicted by Justice Eugene Ewaschuk on Dec. 17, 2014, for two counts of second-degree murder after a shooting in the Toronto mall's food court in June 2012.

According to Court of Appeal documents, Husbands asked Justice Ewaschuk at trial to use his inherent jurisdiction to exclude all potential jurors from the courtroom during the selection process...