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A B.C. provincial court judge has ruled not to recuse herself from presiding over a sexual interference case after a defence lawyer accused her of not being able to deliver a fair sentence because she cried during a victim impact statement.
Judge Monica McParland read from her 13-page written decision in Kelowna provincial court on Friday.
“I must determine if a reasonable, right minded person armed with all the relevant information would consider it more likely than not that I would consciously or unconsciously, unfairly decide the matter,” MaParland said.
“I refuse to recuse myself.”
Accused of an overall tone of bias
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