February 21, 2018

BREAKING: Conviction for first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried

The first Stanley Cup rioter to be tried for his crimes has been convicted. Spencer Kirkwood pleaded not guilty to charges of mischief and taking part in the  June 2011 mayhem which erupted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup final to the Boston Bruins. The now 26 year old claimed he was too drunk to remember vandalizing a … [Read more...]

Berner applies for leave to appeal conviction at Supreme Court of Canada

Carol Berner, the Delta woman who caused the death of Alexa Middelaer in 2008, is trying to have her conviction overturned at the Supreme Court of Canada. Berner filed leave to appeal her guilty verdict in Ottawa earlier this month, after a lower court turned her down last fall. Today, lawyer David Tarnow has asked the BC Court of Appeal to adjourn … [Read more...]

Appeal of Berner drunk driving conviction dismissed

The BC Court of appeal has dismissed Carol Berner's appeal of her drunk driving conviction. While the three-member court of appeal panel did find some errors with the original trial judge, they concluded that Berner's appeal would be dismissed. Carol Berner, who was out on bail, has now had her bail revoked and is beginning to serve her prison … [Read more...]

David Carl Sunshine to appeal his conviction

A Vancouver man found guilty of beating his two-year-old stepdaughter to death will appeal his conviction this week. The B.C. Court of Appeal will hear the case of David Carl Sunshine on Tuesday. He was convicted of second-degree murder in the beating death of his toddler step-daughter back in 2005. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance … [Read more...]

Ex-border guard appeals conviction of drugs, weapons charges

A former border guard who helped smugglers bring in drugs and guns is appealing his conviction. Baljinder Kandola has filed a notice of appeal, connected to his June conviction on numerous drug and weapons charges. The former Canada Border Services Agency guard was arrested, after a 13-month investigation by both U.S. and Canadian officials and … [Read more...]

Kidnapping conviction upheld

A man who wasn't involved in physically abducting a UBC student six years ago has had his kidnapping conviction upheld by Canada's highest court. 28-year-old Sam Tuan Vu was originally acquitted at trial for the kidnapping of Graham McMynn, but convicted of unlawful confinement, because he wasn't physically there when the then 23-year-old was taken … [Read more...]

Perjury conviction upheld for bomb maker

Inderjit Singh Reyat is still a liar. The BC Court of Appeal has upheld the Air India bomb maker's perjury conviction, for lying at the trial of two men charged in connection with the worst act of terrorism in Canadian history. BC's highest court rejected Reyat's argument, the trial judge was wrong to tell jurors they only had to find he lied … [Read more...]

Murder conviction upheld by top BC court

A Nanaimo murderer's bid to get out of prison sooner has been rejected by BC's highest court. Kelvin Purdy stabbed his estranged wife Denise in December of 2003. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 19 years. Purdy challenged the sentence as unfit, saying the judge relied too heavily … [Read more...]

Bomb maker appeals perjury conviction

Convicted Air India bomb maker inderjit Singh Reyat is trying to have last year's perjury conviction overturned by BC's highest court. Arguments being made by his lawyer Ian Donaldson during today's BC Court of Appeal hearing don't deny he lied up to 19 times when he testified at the trial of two co-accused who were acquitted. His appeal seems to … [Read more...]

Corporal Robinson collects paycheck despite conviction

 BC’s  top mountie wants him fired, but Corporal Montie Robinson is still collecting a paycheck. Deputy commissioner Craig Callens says it’s extremely frustrating that the senior officer who obstructed justice in the death of Orion Hutchinson hasn't been dealt with. Robinson rushed home after the deadly crash and took two … [Read more...]