From the Calgary Herald: “Levin jurors struggle for unanimous verdict” by Daryl Slade.
A deadlocked jury appeared to be the outcome again late Thursday afternoon in former forensic psychiatrist Aubrey Levin’s sexual assault trial.
Just after 4 p.m., following about 12 hours of deliberations over two days, the jury sent a note from the foreperson to Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Beth Hughes, which read “We the jury have made every effort to reach a unanimous verdict and cannot.”
After debate with both sides’ counsel, Hughes read the jury a standard exhortation to keep deliberating and make their best effort to reach a unanimous verdict.
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Day old article from the CBC:
From the Calgary Sun, by Kevin Martin:
Jurors deciding the fate of convicted sex offender Dr. Aubrey Levin spent another night in a city hotel after failing to reach a verdict Thursday.
The five-woman, seven-man jury ended deliberations just before 9 p.m. despite earlier telling Justice Beth Hughes they were hopelessly deadlocked.
Hughes received a note from the jury around 4 p.m. indicating they couldn’t come to a consensus.
The Court of Queen’s Bench judge asked jurors deliberating Levin’s case to continue to try to come to a consensus.
Hughes decided to “exhort” jurors to come to a decision, but said if they can’t she has the power to declare a mistrial.
Also from the Sun, “Obstruction Case against wife of Dr. Aubrey Levin has been postponed”:
Looks like the man will get away…..and those who will let him go will get his “gratitude” as he will sue against the province.
Time the jurors read Barbara Oakley’s “Pathological Altruism.” Showing mercy to a sick psycho does not change or redeem him, it gives him power to lash back. Machiavellians never change. They can only pretend.
It only sadly reminds us how little the sexual abuse of men count in our society. Had even a single one of those he touched been a woman, even if the woman may have been a cold-blooded murderer, you’d have seen how all the white-knights and feminist groups would have convened, protested, gone berserk and had the “dirty shock-doc” convicted.
But he abused men.
In our politically-correct society, that no longer matters any more. Men who are victims of sexual crimes – in whatever form – are now second class citizens of the system. Q.E.D.