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Supreme Court restores murder conviction in 2004 multiple stabbing case

June 28, 2012 - 10:36 AM

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has restored a second-degree murder conviction in the case of a Montreal woman who stabbed her sister-in-law 45 times in 2004.

The Quebec Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in the case, saying the judge should have allowed Suganthini Mayuran to present a defence of provocation.

It was alleged the sister-in-law ridiculed Mayuran over her learning ability.

In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court overturned the appeal court and restored the conviction.

In writing for the majority, Justice Rosalie Abella said a defence of provocation requires more than a scolding over someone's learning ability.

She said there was no air of reality to the accused's claim of provocation.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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