Accessory to Murder Charges Dismissed

| 20 December 2021


Superior Court Justice Julianne Parfett agreed with Abergel’s motion for a directed verdict, tossing accessory charges against Rashed on the grounds that the essential elements of the offence had not been made out in the prosecution’s case.

“Accessory after the fact to murder is one of the most serious charges in our criminal law, and Mr. Rashed is extremely grateful to the trial judge for exercising her discretion and directing a verdict of acquittal,” Abergel said following the verdict.


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