CPAC

Supreme Court Hearings

Loading video...

Supreme Court Hearings - Garry Howard James v. Her Majesty the Queen


Case # 35373
Garry Howard James v. Her Majesty the Queen (January 17, 2014)

The appellant was acquitted of sexual assault. He and the complainant consumed a significant amount of alcohol and smoked crack cocaine on the day of the alleged assault. On the day of the alleged assault the appellant also took a variety of prescribed medications for his various ailments. At trial, the complainant testified that there were certain aspects of the day that she could not remember. Bruises were found on the thighs, arms, and legs of the complainant the next day. The appellant testified that he had no memory of the alleged assault in question. The B.C. Court of Appeal allowed the Crown’s appeal and ordered a new trial.



more less

Related Videos

Beyond Politics

Justice Beverley McLachli...

Journalist Catherine Clark speaks with Supreme Court Judge Beverley McLachlin

Beyond Politics

Justice Richard Wagner

Journalist Catherine Clark speaks with Supreme Court Judge Richard Wagner

Beyond Politics

Justice Rosalie Abella

Journalist Catherine Clark speaks with Supreme Court Judge Rosalie Abella

Beyond Politics

Justice Clément Gascon

Catherine Clark spoke to Justice Clément Gascon in Ottawa.