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Retrial due to judge’s errors ordered for woman convicted of killing her two daughters

Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 3:35 PM | By Luis Millan

A woman found guilty of first degree murder in the slaying of her two young daughters in 2013 will face a new trial after the Quebec Court of Appeal found the trial judge made a series of errors when instructing the jury, partly because of language differences.

In a ruling that was warmly embraced by criminal defence lawyers, the Appeal Court reiterated the importance of vigorously applying the concept of reasonable doubt; provided guidance over the use of video interrogations; highlighted the importance of judges responding...