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APPEALS - Grounds - Misapprehension of or failure to consider evidence - Unreasonable verdict - Powers of appellate court - New trial

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 8:47 AM  

Appeal by the accused from his convictions of first degree murder. The victim, a woman who was addicted to crack cocaine, was found naked in a wooded park area. Semen deposits in and on the victim’s body conformed to the accused’s DNA profile. In a recorded interview, the accused admitted to having intercourse with the victim. However, her cause of death was deemed “unascertained” following a post-mortem, which meant there was more than one possible explanation for why she died. The accused raised three grounds of...