The Tale of Stephen Jurkus: Senior Official in Charge of the EMDC

An inmate was murdered by another inmate in their shared jail cell late at night while the accused, Stephen Jurkus, was the senior officer in charge of the prison at the time of the murder. Stephen Jurkus was charged with failing to provide necessaries of life for the inmate who was murdered. Stephen Jurkus was acquitted by a jury in London Ontario. His case describes how treacherous it may be when our law provides for crime upon an allegation that a person has failed to perform a duty, and in doing so, endangers the life of a person to whom that duty is owed.

Canadian Criminal Procedure by Patrick J Ducharme

The above is the an excerpt of Patrick J Ducharme’s book, Canadian Criminal Procedure, available at Amazon or in bulk through MedicaLegal Publishing along with Criminal Trial Strategies.

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