A retired RCMP officer whose testimony came under scrutiny during a 2009 murder trial has been charged with perjury.
Staff Sergeant Ross Spenard has been charged with one count of perjury in connection with his testimony in the spring of 2009 in the trial of Charlie Rae Lincoln in the 2006 stabbing death of her two-year-old daughter in Bella Bella, B.C. During the trial, Staff Sgt. Spenard, who testified as a bloodstain pattern analyst, admitted under cross-examination that he had not told the whole truth in his earlier testimony. He had presented a forensic report that he had written that other forensic experts had later questioned.