The Crown will confirm in court next week whether a Newfoundland man convicted of drowning his twin daughters after a so-called Mr. Big police sting will face a new trial.
Crown prosecutor Frances Knickle says Nelson Hart will appear Tuesday in provincial Supreme Court in Gander, N.L.
She said any plans to pursue a new trial will be confirmed then.
Crown prosecutors and the provincial attorney general’s office have been reviewing a ruling Thursday from the Supreme Court of Canada.
It cast doubt on the reliability of Mr. Big stings and said a confession Hart made to undercover police officers posing as gangsters can’t be used against him.
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Lawyers who appeared for Hart in the past say without the confession there is no evidence he committed any crime.
Hart, now 45, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for the 2002 drowning deaths of his three-year-old twin daughters at Gander Lake.
The conviction was overturned on appeal in 2012.