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High court narrows scope of allowable police sting evidence


Jul 31 2014

OTTAWA - Confessions extracted through so-called Mr. Big police sting operations tend to produce unreliable confessions, are open to abuses and must be regulated more carefully in order to be admissible in court, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday.

The decision by the country's highest court calls into question the convictions of Canadians behind bars across the country.

In a majority decision, the court ruled that stings like the one used to convict a Newfoundland man of drowning his three-year-old twin daughters can be risky.

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