Crown to cross-examine Kalen Schlatter at Tess Richey murder trial

Crown to cross-examine Kalen Schlatter at Tess Richey murder trial

After spending Monday morning explaining his version of events from the night Toronto woman Tess Richey died, accused killer Kalen Schlatter must now face what’s expected to be an entire day of questioning from the Crown. Schlatter began his testimony Monday morning by telling the jury he didn’t kill or sexually assault Richey. “Absolutely not,” Schlatter said, while […]

Defence rests without Harvey Weinstein testifying at rape trial

Defence rests without Harvey Weinstein testifying at rape trial

The defence rested its case Tuesday in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein. Weistein did not testify, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six of the disgraced Hollywood mogul’s alleged victims. As expected, Weinstein chose not to take the witness stand in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, […]

Harvey Weinstein trial begins, portraying ex-producer as predator

Harvey Weinstein trial begins, portraying ex-producer as predator

Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the #MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to discredit his accusers and portray them as willing participants. Prosecutor Meghan Hast told the jury of seven men […]

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

GRANBY, QUE.—The father of a slain 7-year-old Quebec girl at the centre of an alleged case of neglect has been granted bail by a judge. The evidence heard at his bail hearing today was under a publication ban, but at its conclusion a Quebec Superior Court justice agreed the 30-year-old man should be freed pending […]

'We aren't going to turn the page': Conservatives try again to tie Norman trial to SNC-Lavalin fallout

'We aren't going to turn the page': Conservatives try again to tie Norman trial to SNC-Lavalin fallout

Federal Conservatives made a pitch today — in the wake of the SNC Lavalin affair — to turn the criminal case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman into the spinoff political scandal of the spring. While the pace of the SNC-Lavalin scandal could start slowing down now, following the ejection of both former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former […]

Court denies new trial in Serial podcast murder case

Court denies new trial in Serial podcast murder case

Maryland’s highest court denied a new trial Friday for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast Serial. In a 4-3 opinion, the Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that Adnan Syed’s legal counsel was deficient in failing to investigate an alibi witness, but it disagreed that the deficiency prejudiced […]

Shipyard at heart of Norman trial received secret cabinet documents in error

Shipyard at heart of Norman trial received secret cabinet documents in error

A Quebec shipyard accused of being on the receiving end of leaks in the criminal case involving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was mistakenly given a series of secret cabinet documents last summer, CBC News has learned. The Davie shipyard in Levis, Que. was instructed by the Liberal government to return the records — which related to a $ 610 million […]

Bill Cosby denied new trial; comedian’s wife accuses judge of bias

Bill Cosby denied new trial; comedian’s wife accuses judge of bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband. The ruling by the same judge that presided over Cosby’s trial also led the entertainer’s lawyers to file their appeal with the state Superior Court, […]