Jury begins deliberations Thursday in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster trial

Jury begins deliberations Thursday in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster trial

  • January 10, 2018
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After a marathon trial that began last September, a jury has now been asked to decide if three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees are guilty of criminal negligence causing the deaths of 47 people when a runaway train derailed and exploded in July 2013.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaétan Dumas told jurors Wednesday it will be up to them to decide how much they choose to believe or rely on the testimony of the Crown witnesses they've heard over the past three months.


Revelations from the Lac-Mégantic trial
Fourteen bilingual jurors were initially chosen and have been sitting throughout the proceedings in the Sherbrooke, Que., courthouse.

After Dumas gave the 10 men and four women final instructions on how they are to proceed during deliberations, two jurors were picked at random to sit out the final decision-making process.
Read more:cbc.ca

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