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CanadaTop court denies Forcillo leave to appeal

17:20  06 december  2018
17:20  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Winnipeg man wins fight to overturn 30-year-old murder conviction After over 30 years, Frank Ostrowski has won his fight to reverse his conviction for first-degree murder. This Week's Circulars require(["c.deferred"], function () { require({ js: '//api.circularhub.com/msn/module.loader.min.js' }); }); On Tuesday, the Manitoba Court of Appeal released its decision on Ostrowski's case, saying the conviction should be set aside. The decision goes on to say that given the amount of time that has passed, and the years Ostrowski has already spent behind bars, no new trial should be called at this time.

Top court denies Forcillo leave to appeal © Provided by thecanadianpress.com Const. James Forcillo leaves court in Toronto on Monday, May 16 , 2016, after a suspension in his sentencing hearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

OTTAWA - Canada's top court has refused to hear an appeal from a Toronto police officer jailed for shooting a teenager on an empty streetcar five years ago.

A jury convicted Const. James Forcillo of the attempted murder of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim in 2016.

The conviction related to a second volley of bullets Forcillo fired after Yatim was down and dying.

Forcillo's lawyers argued the first and second volleys the officer fired were artificially divided into discrete events.

They also wanted to contest his initial six-year sentence, which was a year longer than the mandatory minimum.

Bystander video of the shooting sparked widespread public outrage.

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