Monday, November 1, 2010

Omar Khadr verdict- trial is over

The verdict finally came in on Sunday late afternoon. The jury deliberated for quite some time, and had some testimony replayed.
Finally, the word came out; the jury was ready, and the sentence had been reached. Jury gave Omar 40 years, much more than anyone had anticipated, sending out a strong message. But a plea deal was set in place, so the actual time served is a maximum of 8 years- 1 in Guantanamo, and then he will serve the rest of the time in Canada.
Read Michelle Shephard's account from Toronto Star HERE