Moslenko, according to investigators, was alleged to have arranged to have Tran killed as a result of a dispute they were in.
The public backlash against Moslenko in the wake of his arrest was strong and swift, even though he’s presumed to be innocent.
Now, it’s the Crown and the decision it made to stay his case being called into question.
After giving it sober thought, one sees criticism of the prosecution given the circumstances isn’t at all warranted.
It’s perhaps based in a misconception of what Crown attorneys are and what they do. The case against Moslenko proceeded in a normal fashion. It recently came forward for a preliminary hearing, where the evidence against Moslenko was presented to see if there was enough to send him to a full, public trial.
Toward the conclusion of the hearing, prosecutors lost a complex legal ruling which paved the path to the decision they ultimately made.
That happened a little over a week before Tuesday’s hearing. Time has been granted to allow the Crown to consider what it would do.
The way I see it, Crown attorneys Dan Chaput and Richard Smith — among the best and brightest prosecutors in Manitoba — had three options, none of them great.
One, let Judge Michel Chartier rule on whether Moslenko should