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CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Procedural rights - Delay - Trial within a reasonable time

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 8:47 AM  

Appeal by the Crown from an order staying the proceedings against the accused. The accused was charged with first degree murder. The information was sworn in December 2012. After a bail hearing held in May and June 2013, the accused was detained in custody. Over the next several months, the accused retained new counsel. The accused was committed to stand trial in March 2015. The trial was scheduled to conclude in December 2016, 48 months after the information was sworn. While earlier trial dates were available,...