The judge in the Travis Vader murder case has decided against allowing a camera in the courtroom on Monday. That’s when Justice Denny Thomas could render his decision about a possible mistrial in the case.
In September, the verdict in the case was carried live. At that time, Justice Thomas ruled Vader guilty of second-degree murder in the 2010 deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann of St. Albert. The judge cited a section of the Criminal Code that had previously been ruled unconstitutional, prompting the defense to call for a mistrial.
On Friday, Thomas said his decision centered largely around the uncertainty of what his final decision regarding the mistrial will be and when he’ll render it. He said Monday will mainly consist of oral arguments rather than a scripted summary like he delivered the last time a camera was allowed inside. (eb, files from Global)