New Trial in HIV-positive Gay Lover Bludgeoning

New Trial in HIV-positive Gay Lover Bludgeoning

Manitoba's highest court has ordered a new trial in the case of a man convicted of killing his gay lover, ruling jurors were not adequately cautioned about the phenomenon of false confessions. Michael Pearce was found guilty of manslaughter in the 2007 bludgeoning death of 36-year-old Stuart Mark and sentenced in 2012 to seven years in prison.
Confession Key to Convicted Killer’s Appeal

Confession Key to Convicted Killer’s Appeal

Legal mistakes resulted in a compromised trial and the wrongful conviction of a man accused of brutally killing his friend and occasional lover, his defence lawyer told Manitoba's Court of Appeal Monday.