Calgary teenager’s murder trial to resume in police officer’s hit-and-run death

The trial of a Calgary teenager charged with first-degree murder in the hit-and-run death of a police officer is set to resume nearly eight months after the Crown concludes its case.

sergeant. Andrew Harnett of the Calgary Police Department died in hospital on December 31, 2020, after being dragged by a fleeing SUV and falling into the path of an oncoming car.

The alleged driver of the suspect vehicle, who was 17 at the time, turned 19 in January but cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

After the Crown finished with its witnesses in February, the teenager’s attorney, Bob Aloneissi, was granted an adjournment to have an expert report prepared on his client’s behalf.

Aloneissi was then appointed as a judge of the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta and was replaced as counsel for the accused.

SUV passenger Amir Abdulrahmen, 20, pleaded guilty last December to a lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison.


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