A jury has found Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder, but not guilty of second degree murder, not guilty of manslaughter, and not guilty of aggravated assault.
They jury deliberated for 35 hours over 6 days before announcing the verdict early Monday afternoon.
The Crown argued that Forcillo acted as “a hot head and a bully” when he fired nine shots, hitting 18-year-old Sammy Yatim eight times aboard an empty streetcar in July of 2013.
The defence had argued Forcillo was acting in self defence because he believed Yatim intended to use a small knife in his possession.
We are joined now by Toronto lawyer Jeremy Richler.
What took so long coming to a verdict? Did they get it right?
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