Today in Supreme Court, after almost four hours of deliberation, an 11-women one-man jury found 22-year-old Kyari Flood not guilty of all charges against him; namely attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause greivous bodily harm and using a firearm to commit an indictable offense. The names of the victims in this case cannot be published by the press for legal reasons.
After the verdict was given and his client had been acquitted, TNN spoke with Mr. Flood attorney Marc Daniels, who said that he feels great sympathy for the victims in this case.
“ The nature of the case is clearly very difficult and the nuances in this case involving the relationship between the parties made it even more challenging for both my client and the Crown witnesses,” he said.
With all of that being said, Mr. Daniels is very happy with the outcome and feels that the jury took time to assess the evidence that was presented to them. He feels that, based on the evidence presented, there was only one appropriate verdict in this case and is happy that that verdict was reached.
“ [Today’s verdict] does not change the problems that we have in our society, as throughout this trial, there were gunshots and shootings that took place in neighborhoods that were featured in this case,” he said. “ The challenge that we face as a community and continue to be plagued with violence, but I feel that in this context, my client has an opportunity to start a new chapter in his life and hope that he and his family can make amends.”
Following the verdict, Mr. Flood walked out of the Hamilton Police Station a free man. He had no comment when exiting the station.
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TNN Reporter Stefano Ausenda