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Supreme Court to hear appeal in case of Peter Khill, acquitted in shooting ruled self-defence – CBC

The Hamilton-area homeowner was found not guilty in June 2018

Aug 06, 2020

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner who was acquitted after shooting and killing an Indigenous man in his driveway.

Khill’s lawyers filed an application to appeal an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that overturned their client’s not-guilty verdict based on self-defence and ordered a new trial.

Michael Lacy and Jeff Manishen argued the appeal court’s decision “fundamentally” changed self-defence in Canada and leaves homeowners with little option but to call police and cower until they arrive.

On Thursday the country’s highest court released its decision, saying the application for leave to appeal from Khill’s legal team had been granted.

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