R. v. Larsen (A.), 2001 BCSC 597

JudgeRomilly, J.
CourtSupreme Court of British Columbia (Canada)
Case DateApril 30, 2001
JurisdictionBritish Columbia
Citations2001 BCSC 597;[2001] B.C.T.C. 597 (SC)

R. v. Larsen (A.), [2001] B.C.T.C. 597 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2001] B.C.T.C. TBEd. MY.057

Her Majesty the Queen v. Andrew Larsen

(X057351; 2001 BCSC 597)

Indexed As: R. v. Larsen (A.)

British Columbia Supreme Court

New Westminster

Romilly, J.

April 30, 2001.

Summary:

This headnote contains no summary.

Criminal Law - Topic 1260.1

Offences against person and reputation - Murder - General principles - Causation - See paragraphs 72 to 76.

Criminal Law - Topic 1263

Offences against person and reputation - Murder - General principles - Intention - See paragraphs 77 to 88.

Criminal Law - Topic 4351

Procedure - Charge or directions - Jury or judge alone - Direction regarding burden of proof and reasonable doubt - See paragraphs 3 to 7.

Criminal Law - Topic 4358

Procedure - Charge or directions - Jury or judge alone - Directions regarding circumstantial evidence - See paragraphs 8 to 10.

Criminal Law - Topic 4365

Procedure - Charge or directions - Jury or judge alone - Directions regarding expert evidence - See paragraphs 11 to 13.

Criminal Law - Topic 5572

Evidence and witnesses - Exhibits - Continuity of possession - See paragraphs 62 to 66.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Lifchus (W.), [1997] 3 S.C.R. 320; 216 N.R. 215; 118 Man.R.(2d) 218; 149 W.A.C. 218; 9 C.R.(5th) 1; 118 C.C.C.(3d) 1, refd to. [para. 3].

R. v. Starr (R.D.) (2000), 258 N.R. 250; 148 Man.R.(2d) 161; 224 W.A.C. 161; 147 C.C.C.(3d) 449 (S.C.C.), refd to. [para. 3].

R. v. Gostick (W.) (1999), 121 O.A.C. 355; 137 C.C.C.(3d) 53 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 5].

R. v. Brighteyes (P.J.), [1997] 6 W.W.R. 313; 199 A.R. 206 (Q.B.), refd to. [para. 6].

R. v. Cooper, [1978] 1 S.C.R. 860; 14 N.R. 181; 34 C.C.C.(2d) 18, refd to. [para. 8].

R. v. Fleet (M.) (1997), 104 O.A.C. 394; 120 C.C.C.(3d) 457 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 8].

R. v. Terceira (J.) (1998), 107 O.A.C. 15; 123 C.C.C.(3d) 1 (C.A.), affd. [1999] 3 S.C.R. 866; 250 N.R. 98; 129 O.A.C. 283; 142 C.C.C.(3d) 95, refd to. [para. 9].

Hodge's Case (1838), 168 E.R. 1136; 2 Lew. C.C. 227, refd to. [para. 8].

R. v. McKenna (E.D.) (2001), 147 B.C.A.C. 49; 241 W.A.C. 49; 151 C.C.C.(3d) 63 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

R. v. Allen (S.G.) (1999), 122 B.C.A.C. 286; 200 W.A.C. 286 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

R. v. Miller (1991), 50 O.A.C. 282; 5 O.R.(3d) 678; 68 C.C.C.(3d) 517 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

R. v. Plewes (I.D.J.) (2000), 137 B.C.A.C. 13; 223 W.A.C. 13; 144 C.C.C.(3d) 426 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 15].

Gamble v. R., [1988] 2 S.C.R. 595; 89 N.R. 161; 31 O.A.C. 81; 66 C.R.(3d) 193; 45 C.C.C.(3d) 204, refd to. [para. 48].

R. v. Gamble - see Gamble v. R.

R. v. Bero (C.) (2000), 137 O.A.C. 336 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 59].

R. v. Dawdy and Lamoureaux (1971), 4 C.C.C.(2d) 122 (Ont. C.A.), refd to. [para. 62].

R. v. Oracheski (1979), 48 C.C.C.(2d) 217 (Alta. C.A.), refd to. [para. 62].

R. v. DeGraaf (1981), 60 C.C.C.(2d) 315 (B.C.C.A.), refd to. [para. 62].

R. v. Taylor (1988), 93 N.B.R.(2d) 246; 238 A.P.R. 246 (T.D.), refd to. [para. 62].

R. v. Laborgne, [1924] 2 W.W.R. 610 (Man. Co. Ct.), refd to. [para. 64].

Rapchalk v. Atlas Assurance Co. (1967), 63 D.L.R.(2d) 612 (Sask. Q.B.), refd to. [para. 64].

R. v. Kolkiczka, [1933] 1 W.W.R. 299 (Man. Co. Ct.), refd to. [para. 64].

R. v. Castell (1973), 34 C.R.N.S. 199 (Ont. C.A.), refd to. [para. 64].

R. v. Paré, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 618; 80 N.R. 272; 11 Q.A.C. 1; 38 C.C.C.(3d) 97; 60 C.R.(3d) 346; 45 D.L.R.(4th) 546, refd to. [para. 71].

R. v. Smithers, [1978] 1 S.C.R. 506; 15 N.R. 287, refd to. [para. 73].

R. v. Harbottle (J.), [1993] 3 S.C.R. 306; 157 N.R. 349; 66 O.A.C. 35; 84 C.C.C.(3d) 1; 24 C.R.(4th) 137, refd to. [para. 73].

R. v. Meiler (M.) (1999), 120 O.A.C. 227; 136 C.C.C.(3d) 11 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 75].

R. v. Nette (D.M.) (1999), 131 B.C.A.C. 104; 214 W.A.C. 104; 141 C.C.C.(3d) 130 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 75].

R. v. Vaillancourt, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 636; 81 N.R. 115; 10 Q.A.C. 161; 68 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 281; 209 A.P.R. 281; 60 C.R.(3d) 289; 39 C.C.C.(3d) 118, refd to. [para. 77].

R. v. Martineau, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 633; 112 N.R. 83; 109 A.R. 321; 58 C.C.C.(3d) 353; [1990] 6 W.W.R. 97; 79 C.R.(3d) 129; 76 Alta. L.R.(2d) 1; 50 C.P.R. 110, refd to. [para. 77].

R. v. Girard (1996), 109 C.C.C.(3d) 545 (Que. C.A.), refd to. [para. 78].

R. v. Seymour (J.), [1996] 2 S.C.R. 252; 197 N.R. 81; 76 B.C.A.C. 1; 125 W.A.C. 1; 106 C.C.C.(3d) 520; 135 D.L.R.(4th) 225, refd to. [para. 80].

R. v. Giroux (A.P.) (1997), 92 B.C.A.C. 305; 150 W.A.C. 305 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 81].

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Beard, [1920] A.C. 479 (H.L.), refd to. [para. 82].

R. v. Robinson (D.), [1996] 1 S.C.R. 683; 194 N.R. 181; 72 B.C.A.C. 161; 119 W.A.C. 161; 105 C.C.C.(3d) 97; 46 C.R.(4th) 1, refd to. [para. 82].

R. v. Swietlinski (1978), 44 C.C.C.(2d) 267 (Ont. C.A.), affd. [1980] 2 S.C.R. 956; 34 N.R. 569; 55 C.C.C.(2d) 481, refd to. [para. 86].

R. v. Hartridge, [1967] 1 C.C.C. 346 (Sask. C.A.), refd to. [para. 86].

R. v. Caron (1998), 126 C.C.C.(3d) 84 (Que. C.A.), refd to. [para. 87].

R. v. Frechette (A.L.) (1999), 118 B.C.A.C. 235; 192 W.A.C. 235; 132 C.C.C.(3d) 1 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 88].

R. v. Henry (D.B.) et al. (1999), 117 B.C.A.C. 49; 191 W.A.C. 49 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 88].

R. v. Osolin, [1993] 4 S.C.R. 595; 162 N.R. 1; 38 B.C.A.C. 81; 62 W.A.C. 81; 86 C.C.C.(3d) 481; 109 D.L.R.(4th) 478; 26 C.R.(4th) 1; 19 C.R.R.(2d) 93, refd to. [para. 89].

Counsel:

D.W. Prevett and P. Gagnon, for the Crown;

P.A. Riddell and T.D. Anderson, for the defendant.

This case was heard on March 19-23 and 26-30 and April 2-5, 2001, before Romilly, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on April 30, 2001.

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    ...to SCC ref’d [2011] SCCA No 119 ................................................................................ 86, 87 R v Larsen, 2001 BCSC 597, aff’d 2003 BCCA 18 .......................................217, 222 R v Larsen, 2012 NWTCA 9 ..........................................................
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    • Provincial Court of Alberta (Canada)
    • October 19, 2018
    ...misinterpreted the law as to the extent of continuity required to be proved by the Crown in a case of this kind.” [322] In R v Larsen, 2001 BCSC 597 (affirmed on appeal 2003 BCCA 218) Romilly J. reviewed the jurisprudence on continuity of drug exhibits and observed at para. 62: It is import......
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    • Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (Canada)
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  • Hearsay
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Evidence. Eighth Edition
    • June 25, 2020
    ...at issue was admissible where necessity and reliability are established only where cross-examination is available.” 289 See R v Larsen , 2001 BCSC 597, aff’d 2003 BCCA 18 [ Larsen ]. 290 R v Monkhouse , 1987 ABCA 227 [ Monkhouse ]. 291 Trang v Alberta (Edmonton Remand Centre) , 2006 ABQB 82......
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    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Evidence. Eighth Edition
    • June 25, 2020
    ...to SCC ref’d [2011] SCCA No 119 ................................................................................ 86, 87 R v Larsen, 2001 BCSC 597, aff’d 2003 BCCA 18 .......................................217, 222 R v Larsen, 2012 NWTCA 9 ..........................................................

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