Dangerous offender appeal rejected.
It took just 24 hours for the B.C. Court of Appeal to dismiss David Alexander Snow's appeal of his dangerous offender designation. He's the Ontario man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting four women in B.C. in a 14-day rampage.
Snow claimed he didn't get a fair dangerous-offender hearing because he refused to be interviewed by court-appointed psychiatrists.
He says he refused because he was afraid it would jeopardize a murder trial in Toronto that followed his arrests on the B.C. assaults.
But the B.C. Court of Appeal says self-incrimination is one of the risks a person runs in a psychiatric review.
Snow was eventually convicted in the Toronto murder case, as well as in assaults on four B-C women over a two-week period.