Canada Lac-Megantic closing arguments continue today

12:51  05 january  2018
12:51  05 january  2018 Source:   MSN

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Rogers Media supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles. By continuing to use our service, you agree to our use of cookies. – The lawyer for one of three men charged with criminal negligence in the Lac - Megantic rail disaster that killed 47 people began his closing arguments today .

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Closing arguments at the Lac - Megantic criminal trial enter their third day today as defence lawyers continue to make the case their clients should be found not guilty. Tom Harding

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SHERBROOKE, Que. - Closing arguments at the Lac-Megantic criminal trial enter their third day today as defence lawyers continue to make the case their clients should be found not guilty.

Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre have all pleaded not guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people.

On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing the 47 and destroying part of the downtown core.

The Crown presented its arguments Wednesday, Demaitre's lawyer was front and centre Thursday and Labrie's is expected to address the jury today.

It is unclear if Harding's attorney will come up later today or on Monday.

Harding was the train's conductor, Labrie the traffic controller and Demaitre the manager of train operations.

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