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The Shafia Murder, Trial and Convictions, The Facts, Charges and Defenses used in the Case
The Facts of the Case
This paper tries to explore a number of articles in the National post published from May 18, 2009 to July 18, 2009 concerning the trial of the three accused pertaining the death of the four family members of Mohammad Shaffia namely; Zainab, Sahar, Getti Shaffia and Mohammad’s first wife, Ronna Amir Mohammad.
Firstly, it is very clear that the death of the four named could not have been caused by a road accident as Hamed reported to the police concerning a minor damage on the family car.It is also evident that Mohammad’s family had gone for a trip at Niagra falls where possibly the death occurred.It is however unclear as to why they stopped at Kingston where the death of the four is believed to have occurred.However,it is not clear if all the family members were in the same car or might have used another means of transport to the falls.This paper will concentrate on the evidence provided by the National post concerning the trial of the named family.
From the evidence provided in the 30th day of June in the National post, it would be difficult to doubt the killing by the three accussed.The call to the police by Hamed Shaffia, just before eight in the morning, attests to this.It was not crucial for the son to call the police in Montreal concerning the damage he caused to the family car and later on inform them (police) on their lost kin. All this clearly show that the three killed the four in Niagra falls in the 30th Day of June 2009 during the night.This evidence, was sufficient to accuse the three in Kingston court (Nationalpost.com, 2012)
The Criminal Code
In his article, Shaffia accussed guilty of first degree murder, by Rob Tripp, it is evident that the three accussed were involved in the murder of their four family members. The article clearly indicates that the judge Robert Maranger of Ontario superior court of justice found the three guilty and charged them as follows.The three were all found guilty and accussed of four counts of murder. The charges before them were a deliberate k.............
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