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NEWS: Nunavut May 26, 2014 - 5:55 am

Photo: Dejaeger enters final day of 28-week long trial

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Former Nunavut priest Eric Dejaeger steps out of an RCMP escort vehicle May 28 for the final day of his trial, which began nearly 28 weeks ago. Defence lawyer Malcolm Kempt gave a brief rebuttal to Crown prosecutor Doug Curliss' May 27 final arguments before Justice Robert Kilpatrick closed the trial. Kilpatrick said he needs time to draft a written decision.
Former Nunavut priest Eric Dejaeger steps out of an RCMP escort vehicle May 28 for the final day of his trial, which began nearly 28 weeks ago. Defence lawyer Malcolm Kempt gave a brief rebuttal to Crown prosecutor Doug Curliss' May 27 final arguments before Justice Robert Kilpatrick closed the trial. Kilpatrick said he needs time to draft a written decision. "I will review the materials as quickly as I can." Kilpatrick said, aware that Dejaeger has been in pre-trial custody for an extended time, "but at the same time, I've got a difficult job to do, a lot of evidence to consider, and I have to apply some fairly complex law to this." Kilpatrick set a tentative date to speak to the matter — Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. — but he might have a decision before that. "I'm certainly hoping to have things done at that point." (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)

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