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  • Bullcrap
    November 20, 2012 - 14:58

    This is getting ridiculous. Crockwell, and now this guy? When is our Justice System going to wake up to the tactics of these low lifes?

  • anna
    November 20, 2012 - 09:51

    So Mr. Brace says of Pardy He’s not a bad guy, no wonder people think defence lawyers are the scum of the earth.

  • Happily retired
    November 20, 2012 - 09:38

    Are the judges that stupid that they don't see what's happening? Anybody who has committed a crime and thinks they will be convicted would be fools not to try everything to delay the trial. By delaying the trial, you get to do relatively easy time at the Pen in. St. John's (Yes, I know it's a hole, but still relatively easy time when you see the other places). Then when you're being sentenced, the stupid judges give you credit for serving twice the time you have already served. Why not fire your lawyer.

  • grant
    November 20, 2012 - 09:08

    This is how i see a lot of cases in Newfoundland, at some point when the trial gets delayed a few times, they will start bargaining and they will agree to Pardy pleading guilty to manslaughter, so that he will only have to serve a short time. This is how it works in most cases in Newfoundland, anyway thats what i would certainly go for.

  • Frank
    November 20, 2012 - 08:32

    They shook hands and hugged??? Sounds like a concocted scheme to me!!

  • well
    November 20, 2012 - 08:31

    Seems to me . Pardy wants to hold this over as long as he can

  • Colin Burke
    November 20, 2012 - 08:18

    The story above seems not to be entirely comprehensive: a radio network reported that Judge Dymond ordered the accused to get a lawyer, because a previous case showed that an accused who represented himself had not got justice at that trial. If true, that is outrageous: a judge who needs in court the help of another lawyer to make sure he does justice ought himself to pay that lawyer's fees. That aspect of the matter is worth reporting by The Telegram and also practically demands editorial comment.