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Delay, ‘unusual circumstance’ cited as Labrador criminal case tossed

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 11:50 AM | By Terry Davidson

An “outlier” is how a senior Crown official in Newfoundland is describing a controversial small-town case where a judge stayed serious criminal charges due to delay and blamed it on the cutting of fixed circuit courts in out of the way parts of Labrador.  

This is what the province’s assistant director of Public Prosecutions Lloyd Strickland said about the decision by the provincial court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to set free Davidee Ningeok, who had been charged with sexual assault, common...