Edward Royle, the defence lawyer for accused Dwight Mushey of Winnipeg, asked for and was granted a request to be removed from the case because his wife is gravely ill.
Superior Court Justice Thomas Heeney told the jury Royle's wife recently had taken "a serious turn for the worse."
He also has a young child, Heeney said, "and the demands are such he had to withdraw from the case as lead counsel for Mr. (Dwight) Mushey."It was a stunning turn of events eight weeks into the evidence at the trial of six men facing eight counts of first-degree murder. To read the rest of the article: http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2009/05/27/9580966-sun.html