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Self-represented defendants in murder cases | Clayton Ruby and Annamaria Enenajor

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 9:00 AM | By Clayton Ruby and Annamaria Enenajor

Watching an accused person defend himself at a murder trial is an uncommon experience in Canada. Murder is the most serious offence in our Criminal Code. Murder trials can be complex, lengthy and technical. Most people facing a potential sentence of life in prison without parole for 25 years would seek to be represented by skilled counsel with the experience and stamina to respond to the Crown’s case in court.

This was not the decision that Dellen Millard made when charged with the murder of Laura...