(MONTREAL GAZETTE) Canadian criminal law isn’t designed to handle a case like the one that found Emma Czornobaj guilty of criminal negligence causing death, her lawyer says.
Czornobaj, 25, was found guilty by a jury at the Montreal courthouse on Friday in an unusual case where the accused had no criminal intent attached to her actions but was still convicted of an offence that carries a maximum life sentence.
While barely in its fourth day of deliberation, the jury found Czornobaj guilty of two counts each of criminal negligence causing death, which carries a maximum life sentence, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. The latter conviction involves a maximum sentence of 14 years.
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