Discussion in 'Canada' started by Gunny, Dec 10, 2007.
I can't for the life of me figure out how this equates to 2nd degree murder.
Me either. I heard a report on radio about it but missed the bit about why the jury found on second degree because I was trying to avoid a pedestrian who was trying to jump in front of my vehicle. I hope they go ahead and try him for the others. I don't know how Canada treats convictions like that, if they allow a judge to pile the sentences one on top of the other.
A little bit of irony. New Westminster, which is where the trial was held is the city where Raymond Burr (aka Perry Mason and Ironside) was born.
Just looking at it quickly, it seems like 2nd degree murder might have been a compromise verdict.
I can see why they might think he didn't do it....
10 years for a life sentence... why even call it that?
Thank you. No other reason I could think of explained it. But then again, I have no clue what evidence the jury saw. ;o)
True enough, but I focussed on the same sentence RGS did, and quoted. By his own admission, he planned them, and more. Plan = premeditation = 1st degree murder as I understand it.
The article said the judge reviewed the transcript of the interview. It didn't say the jury heard it. But, quite honestly, I have no clue what the standard is there for 1st degree murder. So I can't even opine further.
Opine? Alright Jill, out of the closet ... you're a Bill O'Reilly fan aren't you?
Take that back!
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