R. v. Malley (B.A.), (2015) 602 A.R. 158

JudgeCôté, J.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Alberta)
Case DateJune 16, 2015
Citations(2015), 602 A.R. 158;2015 ABCA 213

R. v. Malley (B.A.) (2015), 602 A.R. 158; 647 W.A.C. 158 (CA)

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Temp. Cite: [2015] A.R. TBEd. JN.106

Her Majesty the Queen (respondent/respondent) v. Brian Andrew Malley (applicant/appellant)

(1501-0058-A; 2015 ABCA 213)

Indexed As: R. v. Malley (B.A.)

Alberta Court of Appeal

Côté, J.A.

June 22, 2015.

Summary:

Following a jury trial, the accused was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. The accused appealed his conviction and applied for bail pending appeal.

The Alberta Court of Appeal, per Côté, J.A., denied bail.

Criminal Law - Topic 3304

Compelling appearance, detention and release - Interim release or detention pending trial or appeal - Detention necessary in the public interest - [See Criminal Law - Topic 3310 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 3310

Compelling appearance, detention and release - Interim release or detention of accused pending trial or appeal - Release pending appeal - The victim died from the blast of a pipe bomb filled with gunpowder - Following a jury trial, the 57 year old accused was convicted of first degree murder - He appealed his conviction and applied for bail pending appeal - The Alberta Court of Appeal, per Côté, J.A., denied bail - Although several grounds of appeal could be said to be arguable as opposed to frivolous, the Crown's case appeared strong and the grounds of appeal weak - The danger of the accused not surrendering himself into custody or committing further offences while on bail, was moderate, but not strong - The offence was extremely grave - The accused was convicted at trial, so the presumption of innocence no longer applied as in a bail application pending trial - Given the seriousness of the offence and the weak grounds of appeal, it would be contrary to the public interest to release the accused pending appeal.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. Parsons (G.J.) (1994), 118 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 353; 369 A.P.R. 353; 30 C.R.(4th) 189 (Nfld. C.A.), refd to. [para. 35].

R. v. McNaughton (S.D.) (2010), 487 A.R. 130; 495 W.A.C. 130; 2010 ABCA 97, refd to. [para. 36].

R. v. Lenny (R.D.) et al. (1995), 178 A.R. 142; 110 W.A.C. 142 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. S.B.S., [2014] A.R. Uned. 43; 2014 ABCA 67, refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Siggelkow (E.M.) (2014), 588 A.R. 359; 626 W.A.C. 359; 2015 D.T.C. 5023; 2014 ABCA 450, refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Alcantara (J.R.) et al. (2014), 577 A.R. 381; 613 W.A.C. 381; 2014 ABCA 255, refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Knapczyk (A.P.) - see R. v. Alcantara (J.R.) et al.

R. v. Gingras (J.G.) (2012), 330 B.C.A.C. 102; 562 W.A.C. 102; 293 C.C.C.(3d) 100; 2012 BCCA 467, refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Heyden (J.C.) (1999), 127 O.A.C. 190; 141 C.C.C.(3d) 570 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Baltovich (R.) (2000), 131 O.A.C. 29; 47 O.R.(3d) 761 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 37].

R. v. Donszelmann (A.) (2014), 580 A.R. 153; 620 W.A.C. 153; 2014 ABCA 258, refd to. [para. 38].

R. v. Farinacci (L.W.) et al. (1993), 67 O.A.C. 197 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 46].

R. v. Nguyen (Y.V.) (1997), 97 B.C.A.C. 86; 157 W.A.C. 86; 119 C.C.C.(3d) 269 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 49].

R. v. Grant (M.E.) (2015), 468 N.R. 83; 315 Man.R.(2d) 259; 630 W.A.C. 259; 2015 SCC 9, refd to. [para. 55].

Counsel:

C. Rideout, for the respondent;

B. Aloneissi, Q.C., and N.J. Whitling, for the applicant.

This application was heard on June 16, 2015, before Côté, J.A., of the Alberta Court of Appeal, who delivered the following judgment on June 22, 2015.

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    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • September 29, 2015
    ...381; 13 Alta. L.R.(6th) 111; 2014 ABCA 255, refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. Knapczyk - see R. v. Alcantara (J.R.). R. v. Malley (B.A.) (2015), 602 A.R. 158; 647 W.A.C. 158; 2015 ABCA 213, refd to. [para. R. v. Rhyason (B.P.) (2006), 384 A.R. 146; 367 W.A.C. 146; 208 C.C.C.(3d) 193; 57 Alta. L.R.(......
  • United States of America v. Patterson, (2015) 376 B.C.A.C. 34 (CA)
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    • July 20, 2015
    ...2006 BCCA 145, refd to. [para. 37]. R. v. St-Cloud (J.) (2015), 471 N.R. 256; 2015 SCC 27, refd to. [para. 39]. R. v. Malley (B.A.) (2015), 602 A.R. 158; 647 W.A.C. 158; 2015 ABCA 213, refd to. [para. R. v. Chu (C.P.) (2015), 460 Sask.R. 157; 639 W.A.C. 157; 2015 SKCA 60, refd to. [para. 39......
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    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • June 29, 2015
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    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • September 29, 2015
    ...381; 13 Alta. L.R.(6th) 111; 2014 ABCA 255, refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. Knapczyk - see R. v. Alcantara (J.R.). R. v. Malley (B.A.) (2015), 602 A.R. 158; 647 W.A.C. 158; 2015 ABCA 213, refd to. [para. R. v. Rhyason (B.P.) (2006), 384 A.R. 146; 367 W.A.C. 146; 208 C.C.C.(3d) 193; 57 Alta. L.R.(......
  • United States of America v. Patterson, (2015) 376 B.C.A.C. 34 (CA)
    • Canada
    • British Columbia Court of Appeal (British Columbia)
    • July 20, 2015
    ...2006 BCCA 145, refd to. [para. 37]. R. v. St-Cloud (J.) (2015), 471 N.R. 256; 2015 SCC 27, refd to. [para. 39]. R. v. Malley (B.A.) (2015), 602 A.R. 158; 647 W.A.C. 158; 2015 ABCA 213, refd to. [para. R. v. Chu (C.P.) (2015), 460 Sask.R. 157; 639 W.A.C. 157; 2015 SKCA 60, refd to. [para. 39......
  • R. v. Sanaee (A.M.), 2015 ABCA 224
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    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • June 29, 2015
    ...not surrendering into custody, or para (c) on the public interest. On the latter, I will not repeat what I wrote recently in R v Malley , 2015 ABCA 213. [6] The appellant had a business training dogs. He used an electric cattle prod on some of them, and was convicted of causing unnecessary ......

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