New & Notable: 10 Years Imposed on Roks by OCA

Adrian Roks recently had his second-degree murder conviction overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal: R v Roks, 2011 ONCA 526.  I blogged about this case in a post entitled "The Paperback Novelist Strikes Again". 
The Court of Appeal has now exercised its power under section 686(3)(b) of the Code and imposed a sentenced for the manslaughter conviction it substituted in place of the second-degree murder conviction: R v Roks, 2011 ONCA 618.  Roks received the equivalent of a ten year sentence less pre-sentence custody and time served prior to the Court of Appeal's ruling [paras 27-28].
DG Mack