Monday, March 05, 2007

Charges stayed for last 2 accused in Cumberland murders

Charges stayed for last 2 accused in Cumberland murders: "First-degree murder charges have been stayed against two men convicted seven years ago in the 1990 execution-style slayings of a couple in Cumberland, which is now part of Ottawa.

On Tuesday, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled Richard Mallory and Robert Stewart should be set free, leaving no one held responsible or in prison for the high-profile killings after more than 16 years and an estimated $30 million in court proceedings.

An Ontario Court of Appeal judge ordered a retrial for Mallory and Stewart Jan. 26, almost two weeks after charges were stayed against their co-accused, Richard Trudel and James Sauvé. All four men were originally convicted of first-degree murder."

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