Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Douglas Hales: Saskatchewan; His murder trial could end in a mistrial as a result of the recent Supreme Court of Canada "Mr. Big" decision. (Confession obtained through sting operation); Global News.

STORY: "Dougas Hale's murder trial could end in mistrial," by reporter Meaghan Craig, published by Global News on August 29, 2014.

SUB-HEADING: "Supreme Court hearing could effect outcome of Hale's trial."

GIST:  "Another delay in the Douglas Hales’ first-degree murder trial that could result in a mistrial. Arguments on the implications of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on so-called “Mr. Big” stings will now be made in September. That exact technique was used in 2008 and led to the arrest of Hales who is accused of killing of Daleen Bosse, a young mother, in May 2004.........The Supreme Court ruled that “Mr. Big” sting operations can continue but confessions through this method are no longer admissible unless the Crown can prove otherwise. In 2008, officers posing as criminals got Hales to confess to Bosse’s murder  and lead them to her remains. He was arrested on Aug. 10, 2008, the day after confessing to “Mr. Big”. “The judge directed us to canvass all options and he has two, one is to re-open the trial which we don’t regard as an appropriate way to resolve this, the second one is to declare a mistrial which in our view is the most just option available to him,” said Hrycan.".........Court is now scheduled to resume Sept. 22. The Crown hopes a verdict in the case will be delivered within the calender year."

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