Canada Judge gives instructions to Lac-Megantic jury

18:56  10 january  2018
18:56  10 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Jury deliberations start Thursday in Lac-Mégantic railway disaster trial

  Jury deliberations start Thursday in Lac-Mégantic railway disaster trial Jury deliberations start Thursday in Lac-Mégantic railway disaster trialSHERBROOKE — The three accused in the Lac-Mégantic railway disaster must be judged without sympathy or prejudice and without consideration of public opinion, Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaétan Dumas told jurors Wednesday in his final instructions.

The judge at the Lac - Megantic criminal-negligence trial is to give his instructions to the jury today.

The three accused in the Lac - Megantic railway disaster must be judged without sympathy or prejudice and without consideration of public opinion, Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas told jurors Wednesday in his final instructions .

File photo of smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., July 6, 2013. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson File photo of smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac-Megantic, Que., July 6, 2013.

SHERBROOKE, Que. - The judge at the Lac-Megantic criminal-negligence trial has begun giving his instructions to the jury.

The jurors will be sequestered once Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaetan Dumas has finished his charge.

Defence lawyers wrapped up their closing arguments Tuesday.

Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre are charged with criminal negligence in the disaster that killed 47 people in July 2013 when a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Megantic and exploded.

They have pleaded not guilty.

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

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