Supreme Court Hearings - Douglas Jackson v. Her Majesty the Queen
Case # 35622
Douglas Jackson v. Her Majesty the Queen (April 23, 2014)
The appellant was convicted of second degree murder. At trial the appellant admitted to shooting the deceased, but claimed he acted in self-defence. The appellant claimed that he had been provoked and had acted in self defence, asserting the deceased had pulled a gun on him. No evidence supported the assertion that the deceased had a gun. The appellant sought to introduce evidence about the deceased’s prior firearms convictions. The trial judge refused to admit that evidence. The appellant appealed his conviction and argued that the evidence of the deceased’s convictions should not have been excluded.