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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Homicide - First degree murder - Procedure - Appeals

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 1:44 PM  

Appeals by Magoon and Jordan from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal substituting their convictions for first degree murder to convictions for second degree murder. Magoon and Jordan were charged with first degree murder and convicted at trial of second degree murder of Jordan’s six-year-old daughter. In the trial judge’s view, the evidence established that both had repeatedly and intentionally assaulted the victim, each knowing that their actions were likely to cause her death. However, she was not satisfied that Magoon and Jordan had...