Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Glen Poelman turned the case of Real Christian Honorio over to the eight-man, four-woman jury at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday after spending more than two hours giving them final instructions.
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The fate of a man accused of gunning down three people in a Calgary restaurant is now in the hands of a jury. 28-year-old [The accused] is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings at Bolsa restaurant on New Year’s Day 2009.
The four-woman, eight-man Court of Queen’s Bench jury earlier received final legal instructions from Justice Glen Poelman before they began considering a verdict in the month-long case.
Defence counsel Greg Dunn said “hold back” evidence police keep secret to weed out false confessions, wasn’t included in Honorio’s comments to officers posing as members of a criminal organization.
Parents of accused killer in Bolsa restaurant gang slaying didn’t know their son was street gang member
CALGARY — The parents of accused killer [The Accused] both testified on Thursday that nobody ever came to their home and threatened them or demanded to know where they could find their son.
Real Christian Honorio did not shoot any of the three victims of the New Year’s Day 2009 massacre at Bolsa Restaurant, his lawyer said in her opening statement of his trial on Wednesday.
Det. Rey Bangloy was confident with the confession to and details of the New Year's Day 2009 triple homicide at Bolsa Restaurant he helped elicit from Real Christian Honorio in a three-month under-cover operation.
The Calgary cop who posed as a “major league” criminal to draw a confession from triple-murder suspect [The Accused] insisted the accused’s statements were true. Det. Reynold Bangloy told a city jury Friday he believes [The Accused] was being truthful when he admitted his involvement in Calgary’s New Year’s Day massacre.
Det. Rey Bangloy was confident with the confession to and details of the New Year’s Day 2009 triple homicide at Bolsa Restaurant he helped elicit from Real Christian Honorio in a three-month undercover operation.
Mann, an FK member, and FK associate Aaron Bendle, 21, were shot dead inside the restaurant. Bystander Keni S'usa, 43, was chased down and killed by a third gunman in the parking lot after he fled.
CALGARY - Cops posing as criminals, helped by triple-murder suspect [The Accused], dug a grave for a delinquent debtor in a bid to draw out a confession, court heard Wednesday.
The man fingering murder suspect [The Accused] as one of three gunmen who stormed the Bolsa restaurant denied he was actually one of the killers.
CALGARY - A man who played a key role in a gang-related kidnapping and triple homicide at Bolsa Restaurant on New Year’s Day 2009 denied that he was one of the shooters.
All three victims of Calgary’s New Year’s Day massacre stood little chance of surviving their gunshot wounds, a pathologist testified Friday.
Two men dressed like "ninjas" calmly and methodically entered the Bolsa restaurant and began firing, a patron told Calgary's New Year's Day massacre trial Tuesday.
The third man to stand trial in Calgary’s New Year’s Day massacre confessed to a purported crime boss to being one of the gunmen, jurors were told Monday.
The third man alleged to be involved in a New Year’s 2009 massacre of three people at a Calgary eatery will face a judge and jury Monday.
Justice Beth Hughes denied a request by defence lawyers to delay the trial of Real Christian Honorio into next year because of a scheduling conflict for one of the counsel.
Two men charged in an alleged murder plot, which police say came to light during an organized crime investigation, made a brief first court appearance Friday. [The accused 1], 39, and [The accused 2], 50, did not speak as their lawyers sought to adjourn the case while awaiting Crown disclosure.
Casady Agrees to Waive Death Penalty: Prosecutor says it is only way to get [The accused] back from Canada
Gregory Dunn, [The accused]’s Calgary-based lawyer, reportedly said he expected the death penalty to be waived despite the pleas of Hassell’s family. “I appreciate that the authorities are indicating they are going to consult with the families, because that’s the right thing to do. But at the end of the day, I just don’t see the United Sates not playing ball on this,” said Dunn.
The shooting death of a Central Alberta man - allegedly at the hands of his wife - may have been an accident, her lawyer said Friday. Defence counsel Jim Butlin said a review of a 911 recording by himself and co-counsel Greg Dunn suggest the shooting may not have been intended.
Those who are informed, he continues, know defence lawyers are as important as prosecutors, judges and every other part of the justice system in ensuring both victims and the accused are treated fairly. Dunn, the son of a Mountie and a self-described “small-c conservative,” sees his own role as, in part, a fight against potential tyranny.
Greg Dunn says the top court’s 7-2 decision to uphold an Alberta Court of Appeal conviction against a Calgary man, coupled with new legislation eliminating the man’s defence of “evidence to the contrary,” will make it virtually impossible to prove a client has not consumed enough to be under the influence of alcohol.
CALGARY - The lawyer for a man dubbed the Beltline Rapist argued Wednesday his conviction should be overturned because illegal trickery was used to obtain key evidence. [The accused]'s DNA was used to link him to the rapes of two young women in the inner-city neighbourhood more than five years ago. Undercover police obtained the DNA by setting up a fake chewing gum taste test at a gas station parking lot in April 2004.
Dunn said provincial court Judge Marlene Graham should release [The accused], 26, on bail pending trail, arguing the Crown’s case isn’t open and shut. “An individual who’s trafficking in cocaine is not generally driving around in a 1999 Jimmy provided by his parent,” Dunn said. “It’s not a kid who’s living the high life by drug trafficking,” he said.