Judge failed to instruct jury on ‘limited use of prior consistent statements’; new trial ordered

By Amanda Jerome (June 7, 2023, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A new trial has been ordered for a man convicted of “counselling extortion” for his alleged involvement in a plot to kidnap and extort lawyers. The Court of Appeal for Ontario allowed the appeal due to the trial judge’s “failure to instruct the jury on the limited use” of “prior consistent statements” made by the man the appellant allegedly offered to pay for the kidnapping....
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