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B.C. Appeal Court decision offers key guidance on presumably inadmissable statements: lawyer

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 9:31 AM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for a man who claimed self-defence after shooting an acquaintance at a wedding, with the man’s lawyer saying the decision represents an important contribution to the emerging law surrounding the “narrative as exceptional circumstance” exception to admitting putatively inadmissible evidence.

Maninder Singh Gill was convicted of aggravated assault and several firearms offences in 2016 after shooting Harjit Atwal during an August 2010 wedding at a Sikh temple in Surrey, B.C. Gill owns and operates radio station...