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Expert evidence under the spotlight

A day before Valentine’s day this year, the Quebec Court of Appeal set aside the conviction of a second degree murder and ordered a new trial after a forensic scientist with 14 years of experience as an expert witness submitted a conclusion during cross-examination at a jury trial that did not match the written report and testimony she provided during the preliminary inquiry. “Her credibility will always be questioned following this decision because defence lawyers are always going to use it,” remarked criminal lawyer Mia Manocchio.

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This story was originally published in the magazine Canadian Lawyer.

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