R. v. Gagnon,  1 S.C.R. 185
Jean‑Denis Gagnon Appellant
Her Majesty The Queen Respondent
Indexed as: R. v. Gagnon
File No.: 23597.
1996: February 21.
Present: Lamer C.J. and La Forest, L'Heureux‑Dubé, Sopinka, Gonthier, Cory and Iacobucci JJ.
on appeal from the court of appeal for quebec
Criminal law ‑‑ Fresh evidence ‑‑ New trial ordered.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal,  Q.J. No. 2243 (QL), J.E. 93‑168, affirming the accused's conviction on a charge of second degree murder. Appeal allowed. Motion to adduce fresh evidence granted and new trial ordered.
Roxane Hardy and Nicole Languérand, for the appellant.
Robert Parrot, for the respondent.
English version of the judgment of the Court delivered orally by
1 Lamer C.J. ‑‑ In view of the fresh evidence before the Court, the only possible conclusion is that a new trial should be ordered, and a new trial is ordered. The appeal is allowed.
Solicitors for the appellant: Boucher, Hardy & Associés, Montreal; La Haye, De Gage, Montreal.
Solicitor for the respondent: Robert Parrot, Québec.