Mess Media, January 15, 2009
Although he has yet to make a court appearance, former Ontario attorney-general, Michael Bryant’s case continues to slowly make its way toward a trial this year.
It remains unclear if Bryant will make an appearance in court but his case resumes Friday January 22, 2010 with an in-camera session in the morning.
So far the delay has been related to discovery issues as police have been waiting for all of the forensic evidence to come in.
If discovery is completed by January 22, the court will reconvene that afternoon to set a date for trial.
Bryant has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death in relation to the death of cyclist Darcy Allan (AL) Sheppard after a traffic altercation on August 31, 2009.
Video evidence shows Bryant deliberately rammed his car into Sheppard from behind before attempting to flee the scene of the attack. Sheppard grabbed on to his car and Bryant fled with Sheppard attached.
Witnesses then say that Bryant sped away at about 90 km/hr on the wrong side of the road. He mounted the curb and intentionally drove into obstacles to knock Sheppard off his car. Sheppard died from the resulting multiple collisions.