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.
Michael Pearce, 45, returned to court to fight his manslaughter conviction for the killing of Stuart Mark inside an Alfred Avenue home in January 2007. He was convicted last year and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Justices Marc Monnin, Barbara Hamilton and Chris Mainella will decide in the new year whether there’s evidence backing Pearce’s assertion he offered police a false confession and should be granted a new trial.
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