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Inadequate jury instructions bring new trial for convicted murderer

Friday, September 01, 2017 @ 1:51 PM | By Luis Millan

The Quebec Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of killing three people, saying the trial judge provided inadequate instructions to the jury.

Julie Bolduc, Montreal criminal lawyerThe court cited the judge's instructions concerning the weight that should be given to post-offence conduct, as well as a failure to warn the jury that the testimony of the prosecution’s expert went beyond the bounds of his expertise.

The ruling — the second time in six years that the Quebec Appeal Court set...