Tag Archive: Manitoba Justice

Attempted murder: the prosecution’s uphill battle

(Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Crime Scene’ blog, minor revisions for formatting and clarity)  “Ironically, had Ms. W died from the shooting it would have been easier to prove murder, because that… Continue reading

Chad Davis murder trial: the evidence in week three

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Crime Scene’ blog] Two men on trial for a brutal crime: The alleged premeditated murder of a handsome young Winnipeg man, Chad Davis, who went missing for… Continue reading

Chad Davis murder trial: The evidence in week two

[Reblogged from the Winnipeg Free Press ‘Crime Scene’ blog, additional exhibit photos are there.] Two men on trial for a ghastly crime: The alleged first-degree murder of a handsome young Winnipeg man, Chad… Continue reading

Making sense of Lamb’s plea bargain: a how-to

(Re-blogged and untouched from the Winnipeg Free Press) The equation is simple. No evidence = no case. No case = no conviction. So it’s curious to me to see so much angst and questioning of the… Continue reading

A ‘vicious, vicious cycle’ continues

(This post is re-blogged from the Winnipeg Free Press “Crime Scene” blog.) I have a dream about what I would do if I were to ever win the lottery or otherwise have the… Continue reading

Short Shots: (Nearly) disappearing repeat breachers

What to do with people who routinely breach their probation orders? It’s the question that loomed in the air in Provincial Court today as Judge Rocky Pollack dealt with an accused who had… Continue reading

Gladue: ‘the why’ in 156 words

It beguiles. It combozzles. It sometimes enrages. But the fact of the matter is this: It’s the law of the land that aboriginal offenders are to receive special consideration when being sentenced. (Note, please,… Continue reading

Guilt derived by ‘force,’ and the abolition of preliminary inquiries

“Progressive Conservative justice critic Reg Helwer said Swan could reduce the number of inmates on remand further by eliminating preliminary hearings and forcing more plea bargains. “Is it necessary to have a preliminary… Continue reading

Some quick, sad, math

Last weekend, I wrote about chronic offender/public nuisance Perry Antoine, his release from prison and his upcoming fight with the province over the peace bond justice officials want to put him on for… Continue reading

Gerald Crayford’s murder and the duplicity of despair

 “I knew that Gerald Crayford was a hero before his wife, children and other family members read their victim impact statements to me.  From the preliminary inquiry evidence I learned that he struggled… Continue reading