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Appeal court rejects killer's case
Mississauga News - Mississauga, Ont.
Author: Louie Rosella
Date: Apr 5, 2011
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Section: News
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The Ontario Court of Appeal announced today that it struck down an appeal by Kirk Klymchuk, 50, who argued that the jury's verdict in spring 2008 was unreasonable and that the trial judge, Justice Fletcher Dawson, failed to properly instruct the jury before deliberations.

In reaching their verdict after five days of deliberations, jurors weren't informed that it was the third time Klymchuk had stood trial for killing his wife, a Toronto schoolteacher.

Prosecutor Eric Taylor told jurors that Klymchuk meticulously staged the crime scene to make it look like his wife was brutally slain after confronting intruders during a break-in at the couple's Caledon home.

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