R. v. Steeves,  1 S.C.R. 1136
Her Majesty the Queen Appellant
Robert Gordon Steeves Respondent
Indexed as: R. v. Steeves
File No.: 23073.
1993: March 31.
Present: Lamer C.J. and Gonthier, McLachlin, Iacobucci and Major JJ.
on appeal from the court of appeal for alberta
Criminal law ‑‑ Appeal ‑‑ Unreasonable verdict ‑‑ Accused convicted of manslaughter ‑‑ Court of Appeal overturning conviction ‑‑ Trial judge's conclusion that accused inflicted fatal injuries not unreasonable ‑‑ Conviction restored.
APPEAL from a judgment of the Alberta Court of Appeal (1992), 127 A.R. 2, 20 W.A.C. 2, quashing the accused's conviction on a charge of manslaughter and removing a conditional stay on a charge of aggravated assault. Appeal allowed.
Earl C. Wilson, Q.C., for the appellant.
Bryan D. Newton, for the respondent.
The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by
Lamer C.J. ‑‑ We are in agreement with the reasons of Fraser J.A. (as she then was). The appeal is allowed. The order of the Court of Appeal of Alberta is quashed. The conviction for manslaughter is restored, as is the conditional stay of proceedings as to the charge of aggravated assault.
Solicitor for the appellant: Earl C. Wilson, Calgary.
Solicitors for the respondent: Lord & Russell, Calgary.