N.S. soldier in shooting death gets new trial

 CBC News

A Nova Scotia soldier convicted of shooting his friend and comrade to death in Afghanistan has won his appeal and will get a new trial.

Cpl. Matthew Wilcox was convicted last summer of criminal negligence causing death and negligent performance of a military duty in the death of Cpl. Kevin Megeney in 2007.

On Monday, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada set aside Wilcox’s guilty verdict and ordered a new court martial on those charges, the Cape Breton Post reported Wednesday

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/10/20/ns-wilcox-appeal-megeney.html#ixzz12uQtAxlr

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