Michael Bryant’s case put over until April 14.


Bryant did not appear. Disclosure is now complete.

Michael Bryant was a no-show in court once again today but the criminal case against him continues to move forward. Bryant’s lawyer, Marie Henein received the police reconstructionist report which is the final major piece of disclosure.

Mark Sandler appeared for the Crown before Justice Paul Bently at the Old City Hall Court. The case was put over until April 14.

Now that disclosure is complete Bryant will elect how he wishes to be tried. He may choose to be tried in the Ontario Court of Justice in front of a judge only, or in the higher court, the Superior Court in front of a judge alone or a judge and jury.

Bryant is the former attorney general for Ontario who worked closely with Crown prosecutors and judges. Independent prosecutor, Richard Peck, from Bryant’s home province of British Columbia will represent the Crown in the criminal 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.

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13 Responses to Michael Bryant’s case put over until April 14.

  1. Alex says:

    I believe his innocence. Non of you were in his car.

  2. Liz Sullivan says:

    Again, I want to thank you so much for your efforts to keep this case in the public eye.

    Reading todays article of the court ruling of Judge Doug Maund regarding Ex. MPP Rahim Jaffer where drunk driving, cocaine possession charges were all dropped and a 500.00 fine imposed instead, is quite upsetting. It just reeks of special treatment.

    This confirms that the general public needs a watchman. All the more reason to continue with these media articles. Thank you watchman.

  3. Feldwebel Wolfenstool says:

    Government is becoming a criminal organization, preying on the sheeple. The Police are Gestapo.
    This is how Arianna Huffington explains what’s occurring “It’s the anger about the fact that what is happening is not fair, that the fix is in, that the system is rigged, and that the people who are working hard are not really getting rewarded. And the people at the top who brought us to the financial brink were actually bailed out by the taxpayers.”

  4. Lela Gary says:

    Road rage trumps judgement, as it is apparent in this case, it is never innocence until proven guilty.
    The end result is always guilty due to incriminating behaviour. If Bryant is proven less than guilty will be the result of his position and his well established social status. A mockery in Justice.

  5. Richard Ball says:

    ” The case was put over until April 14.”

    What does this mean?

    • Kate says:

      If you don’t know what that means, consider getting an education.

      • zukeeper says:

        Kate: Perhaps you should consider getting some manners. Extremely rude and totally unnecessary response to an honest query. Instead of insulting Richard, why not simply answer his question?

        Richard: This means that Mr. Bryant’s case will not be heard in court until April 14th. In other words, that is when the trial will begin.

  6. Richard Ball says:

    Someone commenting at this site needs a basic education in civility — what a rude comment to make in an informal discussion group!

  7. Cynic says:

    Many thanks to whoever started and maintains this blog! News about this trial barely appear in the mass media, which is shameful but barely surprising.

    The evidences for Bryant’s guilt are NOT ambiguous, the video footage is clear: his actions and choices directly lead to the death of Sheppard. Michael Bryant IS responsible of driving dangerously and causing death. Whoever questions that is afflicted by an unhealthy and dangerous skepticism pushed forward by the relation firms hired by the criminal. It is a test for justice in this country, and up to date it’s not looking that good. Let’s see if Bryant’s friends in the justice system will have enough courage to put him in jail.

    I truly wish that justice cannot be bought that easily.

  8. Steven D. Briggs says:

    It is now November 21 2012 and it seems like Mr. Bryant has got away withy murder. With all the new evidence aboout the special prosecutor Mr, Peck and the PR. firm Navigator all getting together to upstruct justice can they not be charged with willfully purjering a case or some such lawq that covers what they have done, oh let’s not forget Ms. Abramovitch also a lawyer that I have never been able to see her statement about this accident, was she there? It speaks alot that they never celebrated a 14th anniverery. Don’t let time make this disappear.We are going back to the middle ages where the priveliged can do what ever they please.

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