Genocide jury dismissed

Potential jurors for the trial of a Rwandan man facing genocide charges were sent home on April 30 after his lawyers requested a trial by judge alone, the Ottawa Citizen reported. People filled the courtroom Monday, but as the proceedings began, Jacques Mungwarere's lawyers asked for the change, and the prosecutor agreed. This would have been the first genocide case in Canada in front of a jury.

Published: Wednesday, 05/02/2012 12:00 am EDT

Potential jurors for the trial of a Rwandan man facing genocide charges were sent home on April 30 after his lawyers requested a trial by judge alone, the Ottawa Citizen reported. People filled the courtroom Monday, but as the proceedings began, Jacques Mungwarere's lawyers asked for the change, and the prosecutor agreed. This would have been the first genocide case in Canada in front of a jury.

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