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SCC Decision: November 8, 2007

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R. v. Trotta, 2007 SCC 49
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(Criminal law / Post-appeal evidence)
M. and A. Trotta were convicted at trial of second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, and various other offences, all stemming from the death of their infant son.  The convictions were upheld by the Court of Appeal.  After the appeal was decided, evidence surfaced suggesting that expert evidence that was central to the Crown's case was seriously flawed.  The Court ordered a new trial, finding that substituting a verdict of manslaughter or acquitting the Trottas would not be appropriate.
Majority/Dissent: 9/0