TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Court of Appeal for Ontario released
its judgment this morning in R. v. Yowfoo and allowed Clinton Yowfoo's appeal.
Mr. Yowfoo had been convicted of a number of gun and drug offences at
trial. The police had found a large amount of firearms, ammunition,
cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in a locked closet of a stash
house, which they believed was connected to Mr. Yowfoo. The trial
judge found that Mr. Yowfoo knew of and had control over these items
based entirely on circumstantial evidence. As a result, Mr. Yowfoo was
sentenced to 12 years.
Today the Court of Appeal disagreed. The Court of Appeal concluded that
there was not enough evidence to tie Mr. Yowfoo to the guns and drugs
in the locked closet. As a result, the Court overturned the
convictions and directed acquittals.
Mr. Yowfoo was represented on appeal by Clayton Ruby and Gerald Chan of
the law firm, Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan, Barristers.
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