Bryant a no-show in court again
Mess Media, January 23, 2010
The case against former Ontario attorney general, Michael Bryant continues to proceed slowly. Lawyers made a very brief appearance in court before Justice Paul Bentley on Friday.
Bryant’s lawyers and the crown failed to meet for a case management session so they will try to do it all again on March 5. They will meet privately with the Judge in the morning and court will reconvene in the afternoon for a public session.
Bryant is represented by Marie Henein. The prosecution will be led by an independent prosecutor from BC, Richard Peck.
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.