Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Verma’s trial postponed another year



After a series of absurd delays and an unprecedented closed courtroom appearance, Joey Verma’s murder trial has been postponed another year. Now that is criminal. It’s hard to know what they’re thinking. Are they trying to purposely delay a high profile murder case just to make the BC judicial system look dysfunctional in hopes they’ll get some more funding? Funding is a concern but postponing the trial another year is indeed criminal. That’s a three year delay so far just to get the trial started. That is beyond shameful.

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  1. WHAT THE FUCK...... A YEAR?! They can't get anything done before then? Are they hoping everyone will forget about this shit and they can quietly dismiss it after the outrage dies away?

    Yeah, that was a rhetorical question...to say they use that technique regularly (and unfortunately with very good effect) would be a gross understatement.

    Whoever that Judge is should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town. He/she is obviously not acquainted with the saying that justice delayed is justice denied.

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  2. Joey initially started the delays, as per his lawyers advice. Why? Find out next year when he applies for Dismissal due to Trial Delay.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

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    1. sorry, but this is canada and this is a wikipedia link to 6th amendment in the unided states constituation.. what does this have to do with the court system of canada?

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    2. Yes the sixth amendment is American but people can still have their trials dismissed in Canada after a long delay because they have been denied the right to a speedy trial. The good news is that Joey's trial is over and he lost.

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  3. they delay trials because pre-trial custody is counted as double time, so if the trial takes 3 years he gets 6 knocked off of the sentence.

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    1. Yes it used to be that way but they changed the law and have done away with the two for one pre trial credit in Canada.

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