For the first time, an Alberta courtroom could allow a camera during the reading of a verdict in a high-profile case.
A petition was made Wednesday afternoon by Global News, the Canadian Press, and other outlets, to allow cameras in the courtroom for the decision in the Travis Vader murder trial.
The affidavit makes the argument the case has attracted significant attention due to the length of the investigation and trial, as well as due to allegations of misconduct. It goes on to say there is a public right to witness, first-hand, whether Vader is found innocent or guilty in the 2010 deaths of St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie McCann.
Judge Denny Thomas is expected to decide on the camera issue, Tuesday. The verdict in the Vader trial is scheduled to be read next Thursday. (scb)