Susan Couch denied trial by jury in $500k Crown damages claim over murderer William Bell

Tue, 28 Aug 2012

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Susan Couch, the woman gravely injured in the Panmure RSA attack by William Bell that left three others dead has been denied her lawful request for a jury to hear the case. In the Auckland High Court, Judge Timothy Brewer ruled that the trial would involve “consideration of difficult questions of law” not suited to a jury. “The issues are not likely to be issues of fact but issues as to how the law responds to the facts,” Brewer says. “The facts to be established, and the light in which they are to be viewed, might h...

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