Vernon Lepine v. Her Majesty the Queen (October 16, 2014)
The appellant was convicted of sexual assault. The appellant denied being present and provided an alibi that was largely confirmed. At trial, the crown was permitted to put into evidence Mr. Lepine’s entire criminal record. The jury asked the judge whether a lack of credibility was sufficient to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On appeal the appellant argued that the trial judge failed to answer the jury’s question. The court found that the judge’s actions were sufficient.