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Defence Urges Jury To Find Man Guilty Of Manslaughter If It Believes Confession

The Canadian Press, 09 Jan, 2019
  • Defence Urges Jury To Find Man Guilty Of Manslaughter If It Believes Confession

VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer says if jurors believes his client's confession to killing a British Columbia girl more than 40 years ago, then they should conclude he snapped and didn't intend to commit murder.


Patrick Angly told a B.C. Supreme Court jury that if they accept Garry Handlen's confession to a undercover police officer, they could make a finding of manslaughter in the death of 12-year-old Monica Jack in 1978.


Angly continued to urge jurors to reject what he says was a false confession made to an undercover RCMP officer during a so-called Mr. Big operation.


Handlen was charged with first-degree murder in November 2014 after telling the officer he grabbed the girl from a pullout on a highway, sexually assaulted and strangled her.


Jack’s skull was found near Merritt, B.C., 17 years after she disappeared while riding her bike.


The defence has completed its final arguments.

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