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Evidence to be released in Halifax man’s 1999 wrongful murder conviction

HALIFAX — A federal Justice Division report that led to the discharge of a Halifax man wrongfully convicted of homicide is anticipated at the moment.

Attorneys for 63-year-old Glen Assoun say the discharge of tons of of pages of paperwork means the general public goes to study info by no means put earlier than juries and judges.

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court docket choose agreed to launch the report after a case launched by The Canadian Press, CBC and the Halifax Examiner.

Assoun was wrongfully convicted of slitting Brenda Approach’s throat on Nov. 12, 1995 — sending to him to a federal jail the place he’d endure beatings, coronary heart assaults and despair for against the law he is now exonerated of.

The federal evaluation of the case, ready by the legal conviction evaluate group, turned the idea for Justice Minister David Lametti declaring a miscarriage of justice had occurred within the 1999 jury trial.

Lametti took the bizarre step of noting that “reliable and relevant evidence” was by no means disclosed in Assoun’s legal proceedings.

Justice James Chipman declared Assoun harmless on March 1 after the Nova Scotia Crown dropped its case.

Assoun’s attorneys, Phil Campbell and Sean MacDonald, have requested that Chipman black out the names of three informants who supplied proof to Innocence Canada, on the idea that their security may be in danger.


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