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SCC decision: March 8, 2007

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R. v. Spencer, 2007 SCC 11
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(Criminal / evidence / voluntariness)
On trial for multiple robberies, S. offered to confess in exchange for lenient treatment of his girlfriend, H., who had also been charged for some related offences.  S. confessed to some of the robberies, and then confessed to others after visiting H.  The Court held that the trial judge was right to admit S.'s confessions, since the judge applied the right test for voluntary statements.  Whether a police promise or threat removes voluntariness depends on the individual and the surrounding context of the situation.
Majority/Dissenting: 5/2