|Feb. 14, 2007||morning session|
|Feb. 13, 2007||morning session||afternoon session|
|Feb. 9, 2007||morning session||afternoon session|
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|Feb. 1, 2007||morning session||afternoon session|
|Jan. 31, 2007||morning session||afternoon session|
Court of Appeal for Ontario website:
Appellant's Compendia of key documents referred to during oral arguments (PDF)
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Crown's Compendia of key documents referred to during oral arguments 2007 (PDF)|
1 (Tab 1-20) | 1 (Tab 21-43) | 2 | 3 (Tab 1-30) | 3 (Tab 31-51) | 3 (Tab 52-66) | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7a | 7b | 8 | 9 | 10
Steven Truscott became Canada's youngest death-row inmate in 1959 when he was sentenced to be hanged at age 14 for the murder of Lynne Harper. His case is one of the most famous and controversial in Canadian judicial history. Truscott's long fight to clear his name resumed in an Ontario courtroom Jan. 31 2007, and cameras have been allowed to show the proceedings.
Previous court hearings in Steven Truscott's five-decade legal battle to have his name cleared were conducted "behind a veil," said Truscott's lawyer James Lockyer as he began oral submissions to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
As part of lifting that veil — in a first for the court in a criminal proceeding — cameras are being allowed to show the case live. CBC.ca offers daily live video streaming when the court sits.
CBC Newsworld will have live coverage periodically during the 10-15 days that oral arguments are scheduled.
"This is very much part of the spirit of opening up our justice system to even more transparency," Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant said in an interview with the Canadian Press. "This is the first criminal appeal that will be broadcast."
Courtroom video of the Steven Truscott Ontario Court of Appeal hearing, Jan. 31-Feb. 14 2007, is available to view on this page.
The video is divided between morning and afternoon sessions, and generally runs for about two hours per session.
You can see the same Factum documents (PDF) used by the lawyers and follow the case as it was presented in court.
- Video of Ontario Court of Appeal
- Steven Truscott and lawyers respond to Court of Appeal acquittal, Aug. 28 2007. (Runs 39:13)
- CBC Archives: This Hour Has Seven Days interview with Doris Truscott, Steven's mother, on March 20 1966
- The backgrounder (Runs: 3:26)
- The interview (Runs: 8:33)
- Steven Truscott news conference: Nov 29, 2001 (Runs: 1:41)
- CBC to televise Truscott appeal live (Jan. 18, 2007)
- Truscott case a 'mishap,' says renowned pathologist (July 7, 2006)
- Truscott witness says her police statement was wrong (July 6, 2006)
- Time of death unclear in Truscott case, doctor says (June 19, 2006)
- Tests fail to find DNA evidence in notorious 1959 murder (April 10, 2006)
- Girl's body exhumed in Truscott case (April 6, 2006)
- Report fails to exonerate Truscott (Nov. 29, 2005)
- Steven Truscott decision under fire (Oct. 29, 2004)
- Truscott decision 'step forward': Lawyer (Oct. 28, 2004)
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