April 3: Murder Trial Delayed over Security Concerns

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A justice adjourned a manslaughter trial over an inadequate level of security inside the courtroom. Justice Kilpatrick contended that the “absence of any real protection inside the courtroom exposes all justice system participants and court personnel to an obvious and very real occupational hazard.” He claims that the Nunavut Court of Justice can often be a difficult and volatile environment, particularly in proceedings involving homicides, when the victim’s family often attends.