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CP NewsAlert: New trial ordered for N.B. men convicted of murder in 1984

By The Canadian Press on December 22, 2023.

Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Arif Virani takes part in an interview in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. Virani has ordered a new trial for two New Brunswick men convicted of a 1984 murder.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – The federal justice minister has ordered a new trial for two New Brunswick men convicted of a 1984 murder.

Arif Virani says in a news release today that after a review, he has determined there’s a reasonable basis to conclude a miscarriage of justice occurred in the convictions of Robert Mailman and Walter Gillespie.

More coming.

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