Canada Jurors ask first questions in Lac-Megantic trial

20:37  15 january  2018
20:37  15 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Closing arguments resume at Lac-Megantic trial

  Closing arguments resume at Lac-Megantic trial SHERBROOKE, Que. - Tom Harding, the conductor of the train that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in Lac-Megantic, didn't act perfectly the night of the tragedy, but he acted reasonably, his lawyer said Monday in his closing statements. Lawyer Charles Shearson told the 14 jurors he admits Harding didn't conduct a proper brake test on the train after he parked the oil-laden convoy outside the small town the night of July 5, 2013. But Harding Lawyer Charles Shearson told the 14 jurors he admits Harding didn't conduct a proper brake test on the train after he parked the oil-laden convoy outside the small town the night of July 5, 2013.

Jurors in the Lac - Megantic criminal negligence trial have asked the judge their first questions since being sequestered last Thursday.

The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac - Megantic railway disaster completed their first day of deliberations Thursday without reaching a verdict or emerging to ask questions .

SHERBROOKE, Que. - Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have asked the judge their first questions since being sequestered last Thursday.

During their fifth day of deliberations today, the jurors requested a dictionary and clarifications on various judicial matters.

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Jurors are asking for clarification on the term "reasonable doubt."

They are also seeking an explanation about the legal concepts of a reasonable person and a reasonable and prudent person.

The jurors are deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.

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

Ottawa confirms money for Lac-Megantic bypass .
MONTREAL - The federal government is confirming it will play a major role in financing the long-sought bypass rail line around Lac-Megantic. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today Ottawa will contribute what he called a "substantial sum" for the bypass track. Residents of the Quebec town have been calling for the new track, which would steer trains away from the downtown core, ever since the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said today Ottawa will contribute what he called a "substantial sum" for the bypass track.

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