Trial of Lac-Mégantic: still no verdict

Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
A train of 72 cars of crude oil had derailed in the morning on July 6, 2013.

Sherbrooke — After a third day of deliberations Saturday, the jury has not yet issued a verdict in the criminal trial of three men in relation to the train derailment fatal occurred in Lac-Mégantic in 2013.

The 12 jurors began to discuss the possibilities of verdicts on Thursday morning.

They must make three verdicts are unanimous, a by accused.

In three days, they did not question the judge Gaetan Dumas, of the superior Court, who presided over the trial since October 2.

The three defendants in this case, the train conductor Thomas Harding, the controller of railway Richard Labrie, and the director of operations, the Montreal Maine and Atlantic (MMA) in Quebec, Jean Demaître, have pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal negligence have been laid against them.

These have been filed after a train with 72 cars of crude oil had derailed in the morning on July 6, 2013. It exploded and set fire to the town centre of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people on its passage.

The jury will continue its deliberations on Sunday.

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