Supreme Court of Canada
Tuer v. R.,  1 S.C.R. 17
William Franklin Tuer (Plaintiff) Appellant;
Her Majesty The Queen (Defendants) Respondent.
1978: October 31.
Present: Laskin C.J. and Martland, Ritchie, Spence, Pigeon, Dickson, Beetz, Estey and Pratte JJ.
ON APPEAL FROM THE COURT OF APPEAL FOR ONTARIO.
Criminal law—Murder—Trial—Judge’s charge to the jury—Whether inflammatory or improper—Absence of motive—Evidence circumstantial.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Court of Appeal for Ontario dismissing an appeal from the conviction of the appellant on a charge of murder. Appeal dismissed.
E.L. Greenspan, for the appellant.
M.A. MacDonald, for the respondent.
The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by
THE CHIEF JUSTICE—We do not need to hear you Miss MacDonald. We are all of the opinion that the charge to the jury did not give rise to an error of law. The appeal is accordingly dismissed.
Solicitors for the appellant: Greenspan, Gold & Moldaver, Toronto.
Solicitor for the respondent: Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario, Toronto.