Mégantic Jury surfaces with questions

By Gordon Lambie
Mégantic Jury surfaces  with questions

Five days into their deliberations, the jury in the Lac-Mégantic Criminal Negligence trial returned to the courtroom for the first time, not with a verdict but a series of questions. Specifically, the eight men and four women charged with judging the facts in the cases of Jean Demaître, Richard Labrie, and Thomas Harding wanted clarification on the definition of the term “reasonable doubt,” as well as on the legal concepts of a “reasonable person” and “reasonable and prudent person.” The jury also requested the use of a dictionary. See full story in the Tuesday, Jan. 16th edition of The Record.

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