A man sentenced to die for the coldblooded murder of another man, is given an operation to remove a tumor from his brain. When the tumor is removed, he becomes a docile individual with no memory of the murder he committed. He is retried. Will he be found not guilty this time? Written by
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Ironically, here in Canada the law against committing a murder in the course of a crime has been struck down as being against the principles enshrined in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This was due to the fact that it violated the principle of mens rea (guilty mind), in that anyone who killed a person while committing a crime was subject to life imprisonment even if they didn't know their victim was physically present in the first place (this actually happened in one case, the Galbraith killing). Joseph Creeley could never be charged with murder in the course of a robbery in a Canadian court today. See more
At the outset, the crime is stated as taking place on February 27, 1961. The train trip to the hospital with the now bedridden Creeley is supposed to be on August 9th, yet it is also described as "eleven months later". See more
Det. Adam Flint
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