CPAC

Supreme Court Hearings

Loading video...

Supreme Court Hearings - Alvin Daniel Waite v. Her Majesty the Queen


Case # 35499
Alvin Daniel Waite v. Her Majesty the Queen (February 21, 2014)

The appellant and a co-accused, Michael Guignard, were charged with second degree murder in the death of Roy David. Mr. David died as a result of slash wounds to his neck. Both accused admitted to being in victim's apartment at the time of the homicide. Both accused each claimed that the other was solely responsible for Mr. David’s death. Neither testified at trial, nor did they call any evidence. The jury convicted them both of second degree murder. Both appealed their convictions, alleging inadequate jury instructions. Mr. Guignard died before the appeal was heard. The majority of the Court of Appeal dismissed the appellant’s appeal. The Court of Appeal held that the appellant did not demonstrate any reviewable error in the trial judge’s instructions to the jury.


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.