Lich Trial Highlights: March 15, 2024

Day 38 of the Tamara Lich and Chris Barber trial in Ottawa commenced with the Court ruling that it would not hear the Carter application before closing arguments: it will be heard simultaneously.

That is, the Crown and defence will need to prepare their submissions without knowing the exact evidence admitted by the Court against each defendant.

This is because the Court's ruling on the Carter application determines whether the statements of one defendant can be attributed to the other. The Court also ruled that only some of the additional statements of Barber will be admitted under the "one statement rule." Justice Perkins-McVey advised that she would issue a written ruling shortly.

The trial was then adjourned until August 13, 2024, with further dates proposed for August 14-15 and 19-23.

Disclaimer: Please remember this update is given for information purposes only. It is not legal advice. If you have a legal issue, you should consult a lawyer for specific advice.

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