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R. v. Hall, [1989] 2 S.C.R. 1117


Austin Miles Hall        Appellant




Her Majesty The Queen                                                                   Respondent


Indexed as:  R. v. Hall


File No.:  20997.


1989:  November 30.


Present:  Lamer, Wilson, L'Heureux‑Dubé, Gonthier and Cory JJ.


on appeal from the court of appeal for manitoba


                   Criminal law ‑‑ Directed verdict ‑‑ Whether trial judge erred in directing a verdict of acquittal.


Cases Cited


                   Applied:  R. v. Monteleone, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 154; Mezzo v. The Queen, [1986] 1 S.C.R. 802.


                   APPEAL from a judgment of the Manitoba Court of Appeal[1], allowing the Crown's appeal from the accused's acquittal on a charge of second degree murder.  Appeal dismissed.


                   Chris Martin, for the appellant.


                   Gregg Lawlor, for the respondent.


                   The judgment of the Court was delivered orally by


                   Lamer J. ‑‑ This appeal, which comes to us as of right, must fail under the test set out in 1987 by this Court in R. v. Monteleone, [1987] 2 S.C.R. 154, and previously by a majority of this Court in Mezzo v. The Queen, [1986] 1 S.C.R. 802.  The appeal is accordingly dismissed.


                   Judgment accordingly.


                   Solicitors for the appellant:  Wolch, Pinx, Tapper, Scurfield, Winnipeg.


                   Solicitor for the respondent:  The Attorney General of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

    [1] Man. C.A., No. 509/87, May 24, 1988.

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