First of all, holy crap! You mean to tell us that it took this long to come to trail and reach any kind of verdict?here, here, here, and here).
By Kevin Martin,Calgary Sun
“The Crown took another look at it last week and decided to stay it,” he said.
Iovinelli said the main issue was his client’s intent when he allegedly assaulted photographer Jason Beers.
“The main concern ... was the actual actions of my client,” Iovinelli said. “He’s quite adamant all he was trying to do was to shield himself from having his photograph taken,” the lawyer said.
He said even the witnesses to the event, including Beers, were inconsistent.
“It was ... the main witness who could actually not recall whether he was struck by Miettinen deliberately, or whether it was an act of shielding his face,” Iovinelli said.
At a bail hearing shortly after his arrest, the prosecution alleged Miettinen attacked Beers when his picture was taken.
The incident occurred during an anti-racism rally.