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PROCEDURE - Crown's duties - Disclosure - Trials - Mistrial

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:51 AM  

Application by the defendant Robinson for a mistrial. Robinson was charged and convicted of second degree murder in the death of his wife. Two witnesses who gave evidence in the trial delivered to the Edmonton Victims Service Unit (VSU) their applications for economic restitution in the event of a conviction. Robinson took the position that the claims for restitution were subject to the Crown’s disclosure obligation once the Crown came into possession of the material. Robinson further submitted that the material came into the Crown’s possession...