Judge Reserves Decision In Carriere Trial

Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 14:30



The sexual assault trial of a former high-ranking civil servant originally from northern Saskatchewan has wrapped up.


Justice R.D. Lang heard closing arguments from both the Crown and the lawyer for Murdoch Carriere yesterday in Prince Albert.


Carriere’s lawyer said the case against his client is based on evidence that has been contaminated.


He contended female witnesses who testified Carriere assaulted them had too much time to talk about the case before it went to trial.


Crown prosecutor Chris Sabat argued Carriere’s diary of the summer of 1998 is unreliable, because it contains submissions that would put him in two different places at the same time.


A decision on the case is expected next month.