R. v. C, Oct. 2020 – Surrey BCPC

Facts – C. was charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats against A., a former girlfriend. A. came to court and testified C. was the one who committed these offences. A. testified she got a good look at him as he punched her in the face multiple times, threatened to kill her, and showed her a knife during the assault. The trial was conducted over 6 days in provincial court.

Results – Not guilty of all charges (acquitted). The trial judge found because of the cross-examination by defence counsel there were issues with the credibility and reliability of A., leading to a reasonable doubt.

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