R. v. McArthur (M.G.) and McArthur (A.J.), (1996) 34 O.T.C. 370 (GD)

JudgeLaForme, J.
CourtOntario Court of Justice General Division (Canada)
Case DateAugust 28, 1996
JurisdictionOntario
Citations(1996), 34 O.T.C. 370 (GD)

R. v. McArthur (M.G.) (1996), 34 O.T.C. 370 (GD)

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Her Majesty The Queen (respondent) v. Mitchiel Gordon McArthur and Angus Junior McArthur (applicants)

(No. 8206/95)

Indexed As: R. v. McArthur (M.G.) and McArthur (A.J.)

Ontario Court of Justice

General Division

Central East Region

LaForme, J.

August 28, 1996.

Summary:

The accused were charged with attempted murder, robbery, forcible confinement and numerous other offences arising out of a bank robbery. The accused sought an order that they not be manacled, handcuffed or be forced to wear security belts or other artificial mechanisms while in court; that there be limits on security personnel, weaponry and clothing of battle fatigue nature while they provided courtroom security; and that any restraint and security not be visible to the public, press and potential jurors.

The Ontario Court (General Division) determined the accused's requests accordingly.

Criminal Law - Topic 4575

Procedure - Conduct of trial - Security measures - See paragraphs 1 to 27.

Cases Noticed:

R. v. McNeill (S.R.) (1996), 91 O.A.C. 363 (C.A.), consd. [para. 6].

R. v. Jones (E.) et al. (1996), 5 O.T.C. 81 (Gen. Div.), refd to. [para. 6].

Eaddy v. People, 115 Colo. 488 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 8].

R. v. S.H.M., [1989] 2 S.C.R. 446; 100 N.R. 1; 100 A.R. 321; 50 C.C.C.(3d) 503; [1989] 6 W.W.R. 385; 71 C.R.(3d) 257; 69 Alta. L.R.(2d) 209, refd to. [para. 12].

Counsel:

C. Wasser, for the applicant, Mitchiel McArthur;

P. Zaduk, for the applicant, Angus McArthur;

L.A. Turner and M. Hill, for the respondent, the Crown.

This application was heard on August 6 to 9, 1996, before LaForme, J., of the Ontario Court (General Division), who released the following decision on August 28, 1996.

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