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Citation : R. v. Banwait, 2011 SCC 55, [2011] 3 S.C.R. 533

Date : 20111108

Docket : 34044

 

Between:

Her Majesty The Queen

Appellant

and

Amandeep Banwait

Respondent

 

 

Coram : McLachlin C.J. and LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ.

 

Reasons for Judgment :

(paras. 1 to 2)

 

McLachlin C.J. (LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ. concurring)

 


 

R. v. Banwait, 2011 SCC 55, [2011] 3 S.C.R. 533

 

Her Majesty The Queen                                                                                  Appellant

 

v.

 

Amandeep Banwait                                                                                       Respondent

 

Indexed as:  R. v. Banwait

 

2011 SCC 55

 

File No.:  34044.

 

2011:  November 8.

 

Present:  McLachlin C.J. and LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella, Rothstein, Cromwell, Moldaver and Karakatsanis JJ.

 

on appeal from the court of appeal for ontario

 

                    Criminal law Trial Charge to jury First degree murder Trial judge properly instructed jury on relationship between planning and deliberation and murder.

                    APPEAL from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal (Laskin, MacPherson and Simmons JJ.A.), 2010 ONCA 869, 272 O.A.C. 130, 265 C.C.C. (3d) 201, 82 C.R. (6th) 87, [2010] O.J. No. 5472 (QL), 2010 CarswellOnt 9673, setting aside the accused’s conviction for first degree murder and substituting a conviction for second degree murder. Appeal allowed.

                    Gillian E. Roberts and Stacey D. Young, for the appellant.

                    Philip Campbell, for the respondent.

                    The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by

[1]                              The Chief Justice — We are all of the view that the appeal should be allowed for the reasons set out by MacPherson J.A. at paras. 178-89 of his dissenting judgment (2010 ONCA 869, 272 O.A.C. 130).

[2]                              The appeal is allowed and the conviction for first degree murder restored.

Judgment accordingly.

 

Solicitor for the appellant:  Attorney General of Ontario, Toronto.

 

Solicitors for the respondent:  Lockyer Campbell Posner, Toronto.

 

 

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