Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Inconsistent verdicts - are the verdicts are supportable on any theory consistent with law?

R. v. S.L., 2013 ONCA 176 holds:

 [5] In a jury trial on a multi-count indictment against a single accused, a claim of inconsistent verdicts turns on the question whether the verdicts are supportable on any theory of the evidence consistent with the trial judge’s proper legal instructions: see R. v. J.F., 2008 SCC 60, [2008] 3 S.C.R. 215, at para. 23; R. v. Pittiman, 2006 SCC 9, [2006] 1 S.C.R. 381, at para. 7. Here, the verdicts will be supportable if the trial judge’s instructions were proper legal instructions that could have led the jury to accept a theory of the evidence producing these verdicts.


Anonymous said...

Superb blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
I'm hoping to start my own site soon but I'm a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for
a paid option? There are so many choices out
there that I'm completely overwhelmed .. Any recommendations? Bless you!

Look at my page :: best way to lose weight fast

Anonymous said...

Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put
this short article together. I once again find myself spending
a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments.
But so what, it was still worthwhile!


Review my blog; buy raspberry ketone