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EVIDENCE - Admissibility - Prejudicial evidence - Confessions and statements by the accused

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 8:45 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Niemi, from a conviction for first degree murder. In 2006, the victim's partially clad, mutilated body was discovered in a rural area along a decommissioned railway line. She was strangled to death with a ligature. The accused was the last individual known to have been in the company of the victim the evening prior to her body's discovery. After the police investigation stalled, they commenced an undercover operation targeting the accused. An operative befriended the accused, holding himself out as involved in...