R. v. Walle (A.J.) 2012 SCC 41
Criminal Law - General principles - Mental disorder - Insanity, automatism, etc. - Intoxication
The accused appealed his conviction for second degree murder. Although the accused admittedly shot and killed the victim, he argued that he lacked the requisite intent for murder and should have been convicted for manslaughter.
The Alberta Court of Appeal, in a judgment reported (2010), 493 A.R. 306; 502 W.A.C. 306, dismissed the appeal. The accused appealed and sought to introduce new evidence on appeal.
The Supreme Court of Canada declined to admit the new evidence, as it could not reasonably be expected to have affected the result at trial. The court dismissed the appeal.