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SCC Decision: June 6, 2008

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R. v. Walker, 2008 SCC 34
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(Criminal law / Reasons for judgment)
The accused shot and killed his common law spouse after a night of drinking.  At trial, he was acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter.  The Court of Appeal set aside the acquittal, finding that the trial judge's reasons were unclear.  The Supreme Court restored the acquittal, finding that, while the judge's reasons were far from perfect, they did provide sufficient information for the decision to be reviewed.
Majority/Dissent: 7/0