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April 18, 2018 3:37 PM Corruption trial jury faces choice of believing accused cop or drug dealer witness

Craig Ruthowsky's lawyer argued in closing arguments the Crown's key witness is a self-serving liar And it will depend largely on whether the drug dealer who was the Crown's key witness is seen by jurors as truthful or a self-serving liar. After five weeks of testimony and dozens of witnesses, defence lawyer Greg Lafontaine and assistant Crown attorney 10

April 13, 2018 1:17 PM Andrea Constand to confront Bill Cosby after parade of women take aim

Cosby spokesperson slams accusers' testimony as 'poetic licensing, better known as alternative facts' Bill Cosby's chief complainant is set to testify today at his sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia, making for a climactic courtroom showdown after five other women told jurors the man once revered as America's Dad is a serial rapist who harmed 13

April 10, 2018 1:02 PM Bill Cosby's lawyer launches fierce attack, calls complainant a 'con artist'

TV star paid woman $3.4M US to settle lawsuit over allegations he drugged and molested her, DA says Bill Cosby's lawyer launched a blistering courtroom attack on the complainant on Tuesday, branding her a con artist whose goal was "money, money and lots more money." Tom Mesereau told jurors in his opening statement at the former TV star's sex-assault 6

April 6, 2018 7:12 PM Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault retrial won’t hear why case was dropped in 2005

Judge Steven O’Neill sided with prosecutors Friday in ruling that ex-District Attorney Bruce Castor’s opinions are irrelevant. Opening statements in Cosby’s retrial start Monday. Castor wrote in a 2005 press release that the case was too flawed and that both Cosby and accuser Andrea Constand could be portrayed “in a less than flattering light.” His successors 15

April 6, 2018 5:00 PM Local noise-rock foursome FRIGS delivers a nasty classic

An early contender for “album of the year” since its release in February, FRIGS’ debut album, Basic Behaviour, is easily the most malevolent thing yet to be released by the typically rather more touchy-feely Arts & Crafts label. At least since the Toronto noise-rock quartet’s similarly caustic 2016 EP, Slush, anyway. It’s a tough game, channelling a truly 15

April 5, 2018 4:10 PM Supreme Court won't hear Dean Del Mastro's appeal

Former Conservative MP was convicted of 3 violations of the Canada Elections Act Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has failed in a final bid to have his convictions overturned for election overspending and filing a false report. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected his request for an appeal. As usual, the high court did not give reasons for its decision 15

April 2, 2018 7:26 PM Halifax man accused of killing well-known yoga instructor Kirstin Johnston to face jury trial

Police have said Nicholas Jordan Butcher, who is charged with second-degree murder, was in a “domestic relationship” with Johnston. She was found dead on March 26, 2016, at her Oceanview Drive home in Halifax’s Purcells Cove district. “She lived life to the fullest,” according to Johnston’s obituary in Montreal’s The Gazette newspaper. “From hiking in the Himalayas 16

March 30, 2018 3:10 PM Jury acquits Orlando nightclub shooter’s wife of charges she aided husband’s massacre

Prosecution charged Salman willingly participated in her husband’s plot to attack Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. ORLANDO, Fla.—The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter was found not guilty Thursday of aiding and abetting her husband’s deadly attack and obstructing the FBI’s investigation into the incident. The stunning verdict means that Noor Salman 9

March 29, 2018 5:55 PM Judge denies Stormy Daniels lawyer’s demand for quick trial over Trump hush money

Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Stormy Daniels, says Thursday that he will refile the motion once Trump’s attorneys formally demand an arbitration proceeding in the case. Daniels argues the agreement is legally invalid because it was only signed by Daniels and Cohen, but was not signed by Trump. She’s said she had sex with Trump once in 2006 and their 9

March 28, 2018 4:06 PM Hamilton cop offered to smuggle back drugs from Jamaica, court hears

Crown's key witness testifying in Toronto at corruption trial of Det. Const. Craig Ruthowsky The drug-dealing key witness in the case against Hamilton police officer Craig Ruthowsky alleged in court Wednesday that Ruthowsky had offered to transport a shipment of cocaine from Jamaica to Canada for him. The dealer — who cannot be identified because of a publication 10