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Defence appeals Wilbur Dedam guilty verdict


January 9, 2017

Wilbur Dedam's defence team has appealed the former Esgenoopetitj chief's conviction on six charges of sexual assault against three women dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

The appeal, dated Dec. 21, takes issue with evidence admitted to trial by Justice Tracey Deware and her instructions to the jury during the trial, which took place at the Miramichi Court of Queen's Bench.

The document is signed by Fredericton lawyer T.J. Burke and Toronto lawyers Michael Lacy and Joseph Wilkinson.


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