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Citation: R. v. Demedeiros, 2019 SCC 11, [2019] 1 S.C.R. 568


Appeal Heard: February 14, 2019

Judgment Rendered: February 14, 2019

Docket: 38269



Nelson Silva Demedeiros





Her Majesty The Queen





Coram: Moldaver, Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ.



Reasons for Judgment:

(para. 1)

Moldaver J. (Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ. concurring)







R. v. Demedeiros, 2019 SCC 11, [2019] 1 S.C.R. 568




Nelson Silva Demedeiros                                                                                Appellant


Her Majesty The Queen                                                                              Respondent




Indexed as: R. v. Demedeiros




2019 SCC 11




File No.:  38269.




2019:  February 14.




Present:  Moldaver, Gascon, Brown, Rowe and Martin JJ.




on appeal from the court of appeal for alberta


                    Criminal lawUnreasonable verdict — Evidence — Assessment — Accused appealing convictions for sexual assault with weapon and unlawful confinementCourt of Appeal dismissing appeal — Deference owed to trial judge’s credibility assessmentVerdict not unreasonable Convictions upheld.


                    APPEAL from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal (Berger, Costigan and Slatter JJ.A.), 2018 ABCA 241, 364 C.C.C. (3d) 271, 74 Alta. L.R. (6th) 1, 431 D.L.R. (4th) 650, [2018] 10 W.W.R. 293, [2018] A.J. No. 831 (QL), 2018 CarswellAlta 1313 (WL Can.), affirming the convictions entered by MacDonald Prov. Ct. J., 2016 ABPC 129, [2016] A.J. No. 983 (QL), 2016 CarswellAlta 1833 (WL Can.). Appeal dismissed.


                    Heather Ferg and Karen B. Molle, for the appellant.


                    Troy Couillard, for the respondent.


                    The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


[1]               Moldaver J. — We would dismiss the appeal, substantially for the reasons of the majority of the Court of Appeal.


                    Judgment accordingly.


                    Solicitors for the appellant:  McKay Criminal Defence, Calgary; Karen Molle Law Office, Calgary.


                    Solicitor for the respondent:  Alberta Department of Justice, Edmonton.

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