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'Beautiful' comment has lawyers weighing in on judge's decision

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 2:30 PM | By Terry Davidson

Criminal lawyers have differing views when it comes to a judge throwing out several charges in a domestic assault case after the suspect’s ex-girlfriend called a defence lawyer “beautiful” during her testimony.

David Butt, criminal lawyerIt was on Aug. 23 that Justice Joseph De Filippis of the Ontario Court of Justice released his reasons as to why he found Toronto’s Guesly Gemelus not guilty of physically assaulting, forcibly confining, and stealing from visiting Vancouverite Dzenita Omerovic in Sept. 2016.

According to Justice De Filippis’ written decision,...