Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bulletin: (Bizarre footnote); Former forensic psychiatrist Aubrey Levin; His wife's lawyer wants to interview the jurors who convicted him of sexually abusing three patients; She is charged with attempting to bribe a juror in her husband's case. (Bizarre indeed! HL);

STORY: "Defence eyes Juror interviews in case of Calgary senior charged with attempted bribery during husband's trial," by reporter Kevin Martin, published by the Calgary Sun on January 20, 2014.

PHOTO  CAPTION:   "Dr. Aubrey Levin, the former Calgary court psychiatrist convicted of sexually abusing patients, with his wife, Erica Levin, accused of trying to sway a juror in her husband's trial, outside of court in Calgary."

GIST: "The lawyer for a Calgary senior charged with attempting to bribe a juror in her husband’s sex assault trial wants to interview other jury members. Defence counsel Michael Bates argued Monday the remaining 11 jurors could have information to shed light on the case of Erica Levin.
Bates told Justice Sheilah Martin that without the ability to quiz the remaining jurors, who later convicted Levin’s husband Dr. Aubrey Levin of sexually abusing patients, his client wouldn’t get a fair trial. He wants Martin to order Crown prosecutor Brian Holtby to disclose the remaining jurors’ contact information to the defence, or make the clerk’s office provide it. “We’re not talking about a current jury,” Bates said, of his bid to quiz jurors about what a fellow member may have said about Erica Levin. “We’re talking about people who have potentially relevant information.” Erica Levin is charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly offering a female juror a cash bribe during her husband’s sexual abuse trial. Aubrey Levin was later convicted of abusing three patients, found not guilty of assaulting two others and jurors were unable to reach a consensus on allegations from four others. He is currently free on bail awaiting a Court of Appeal ruling on whether he’ll get a retrial on the three convictions."

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