January 25, 2020

** Trial for pair of Ontario paramedics charged in relation to 2017 patient’s death delayed until April

CANADA NEWS

** April 6th has been set as the new trial date for a pair of Hamilton, Ontario paramedics charged in relation to the December 2, 2017 death of a patient. That is the word from CBC News (Samantha Craggs/January 6) which said Steven Snively and Christopher Marchant were to go to court this month on charges of failing to provide the necessities of life to Yosif Al-Hasnawi. Matters, expected to last four weeks, were delayed to allow for the duo’s lawyers to review further witness interviews. Al-Hasnawi suffered a bullet wound after confronting two men who were bothering an old man outside a mosque. Defendant Dale King, who fired the hollow point .22 calibre bullet, was charged but found not guilty of second-degree murder due to self defence. The paramedics in the case allegedly mocked Al-Hasnawi and accused him of overreacting because they thought he had been shot with a BB gun. Thirty eight minutes elapsed from the time medics arrived on-scene at the call till Al-Hasnawi arrived at the emergency room. He died at 10 p.m. (CBC/January 5). If convicted on the charges, the medics could face up to five years in prison.

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