Supreme Court docket to say at present if it’ll hear ‘excessive intoxication’ case

TORONTO – The Supreme Court docket decides at present if it’ll weigh in on a ruling associated to the defence of maximum intoxication.

Critics fear the sooner resolution will permit an individual accused of violent crime to argue they didn’t know what they have been doing.

The Ontario Court docket of Enchantment put aside convictions in two circumstances after discovering a part of the legislation unconstitutional.

The related provision bars an accused from utilizing self-induced excessive intoxication as a defence.

The lads within the two circumstances, Thomas Chan and David Sullivan, have been each excessive on medication once they both killed or injured shut kin.

Each have been convicted however the Enchantment Court docket mentioned it is improper to punish somebody for one thing they did involuntarily.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Dec. 23, 2020.