Supreme Court won't hear appeal of decision granting Quebec woman who killed her daughters third murder trial

Guy Poupart, right, and Pierre Poupart, lawyers representing Adele Sorella, leave a consulting room at the courthouse in Laval, Que., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
Peter Mccabe Guy Poupart, right, and Pierre Poupart, lawyers representing Adele Sorella, leave a consulting room at the courthouse in Laval, Que., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe Peter Mccabe

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BREAKING | Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted on 1988 sexual assault charge

A Quebec civilian judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. Judge Richard Meredith said he believes the complainant was sexually assaulted, but said the Crown did not establish beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Fortin who had assaulted her.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin speaks to reporters outside the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang