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SCC Decision: October 24, 2008

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R. v. Illes, 2008 SCC 57
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(Criminal law / Jury charge)
The accused was convicted at trial of first degree murder.  He appealed, arguing that the trial judge erred in instructing the jury to give more weight to inculpatory statements made by the accused, and less weight to exculpatory statements.  The accused also appealed on the ground that the Crown had failed to disclose evidence of a confidential informer, though that evidence was not used at trial.  The Court granted the appeal, finding that either ground was sufficient to justify a new trial.
Majority/Dissent: 4/3