Cameras to be allowed in Manitoba courts for first time

Global News

WINNIPEG – Cameras will be allowed to record three Manitoba court proceedings later this month as part of a pilot project.

The Manitoba Court of Appeal, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and the Manitoba Provincial Court are working together on the pilot, which will mark a first for Manitoba courts.

The foray into public broadcasting of court proceedings will start at 1 p.m. April 16, when cameras will be allowed to record Chief Justice Shane Perlmutter’s delivery of his decision in the second-degree murder trial of Cassandra Knott. Knott was charged with the second-degree murder of her husband at a Manitoba Housing complex in 2011.

The second case will be the April 30 appeal hearing for Denis Jerome Labossiere, who was found guilty by a jury of three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his parents and brother in 2005. The bodies of Fernand, 78, Rita, 74…

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