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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Homicide - First degree murder

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder under s. 231(5)(b) of the Criminal Code. The appellant had sexual contact with the victim prior to her death and died violently in the appellant’s bed. The Crown’s theory was the appellant intentionally killed the victim while committing the offence of sexual assault. The appellant testified that the victim had criticized his sexual performance which caused him to lose control. He then grabbed a pair of scissors from his nightstand and killed the victim by stabbing...