R. v. Douglas (R.D.), (2005) 387 A.R. 1 (QB)

JudgeWatson, J.
CourtCourt of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
Case DateFebruary 28, 2005
Citations(2005), 387 A.R. 1 (QB);2005 ABQB 252

R. v. Douglas (R.D.) (2005), 387 A.R. 1 (QB)

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Temp. Cite: [2005] A.R. TBEd. OC.095

Her Majesty the Queen v. Richard David Douglas

(030289839 Q1; 2005 ABQB 252)

Indexed As: R. v. Douglas (R.D.)

Alberta Court of Queen's Bench

Judicial District of Edmonton

Watson, J.

April 5, 2005.

Summary:

The accused was charged with second de­gree murder. The accused challenged the admissibility of hair and DNA samples pro­cured by police during interviews, and the videotaped contents of the interviews them­selves.

The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench held that the hair and DNA samples and portions of the interviews would be admitted before the jury at trial.

Criminal Law - Topic 3071.1

Special powers - Forensic DNA analysis - Voluntary DNA sample - Informed consent - The accused was charged with second degree murder - The accused sought to have hair and DNA samples that arose from a voluntary interview with police rendered inadmissible - The accused had been brought in for a series of interviews, prior to having been charged, as a person of interest - He was not a suspect at the time of the interview - The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench held that, whether or not the accused was a temporary detainee at the time that the samples were procured, informed consent had been given and the samples were admissible - See paragraphs 336 to 345.

Criminal Law - Topic 5335

Evidence and witnesses - Confessions and voluntary statements - What constitutes a "threat" or "inducement" - The accused was charged with second degree murder - The accused sought to have the videotaped contents of a voluntary interview with police rendered inadmissible - The accused had been brought in for an interview, prior to having been charged, as a person of interest - The police had taken steps to assure him that he would be going home after the interview - The police expressed a desire to have the accused help with the investigation - The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench held that, subject to editing out prejudicial portions, the contents of the videotaped interview were admissible - See paragraphs 217 to 247, 402 to 413, 430 to 436 and 480 to 484.

Criminal Law - Topic 5336.1

Evidence and witnesses - Confessions and voluntary statements - Recording or video­taping interrogation - The accused was charged with second degree murder - The accused sought to have the videotaped contents of a voluntary interview with police rendered inadmissible - The accused had been brought in for an interview, prior to having been charged, as a person of interest - He was not a suspect at the time of the interview - The police had taken steps to assure him that he would be going home after the interview - The police expressed a desire to have the accused help with the investigation - The accused al­leged trickery on the part of the police - The accused was not informed that the interview was being videotaped - The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench held that, subject to editing out prejudicial portions, the contents of the videotaped interview were admissible - See paragraphs 217 to 247.

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R. v. Béland and Phillips, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 398; 79 N.R. 263; 9 Q.A.C. 293; 36 C.C.C.(3d) 481; 60 C.R.(3d) 1, refd to. [para. 522, footnote 136].

R. v. Terceira (J.), [1999] 3 S.C.R. 866; 250 N.R. 98; 129 O.A.C. 283; 32 C.R.(5th) 77; 1999 CarswellOnt 4027, refd to. [para. 532, footnote 137].

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R. v. Legere (A.J.) (1994), 156 N.B.R.(2d) 321; 401 A.P.R. 321; 95 C.C.C.(3d) 139; 35 C.R.(4th) 1; 1994 CarswellNB 8 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 532, footnote 139].

R. v. Fisher (L.), [2004] 6 W.W.R. 647; 238 Sask.R. 91; 305 W.A.C. 91; 179 C.C.C.(3d) 138; 18 C.R.(6th) 377; 2003 CarswellSask 627; 2003 SKCA 90, leave to appeal denied (2004), 332 N.R. 394; 269 Sask.R. 289; 257 W.A.C. 289; 2004 CarswellSask 568 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 532, footnote 140].

R. v. Allender (B.W.F.), [1997] 2 S.C.R. 333; 214 N.R. 296; 94 B.C.A.C. 161; 152 W.A.C. 161; 117 C.C.C.(3d) 1; 1997 CarswellBC 1515, refd to. [para. 533, footnote 141].

Counsel:

Marilena Carminati and Kimberly Goddard, for the Crown;

Arnold E.F. Piragoff, Q.C., and Sarah DeSouza, for the defendant.

This voir dire was heard on February 28, 2005 to March 10, 2005, before Watson, J., of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, Judicial District of Edmonton, who delivered the following decision on April 5, 2005.

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