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Judge won't view video in baby death case

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge won't view a recording of a police interview with a man accused of manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of his seven-week old daughter.

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge won't view a recording of a police interview with a man accused of manslaughter and aggravated assault in the death of his seven-week old daughter.

Judge Felix Cacchione of the provincial Supreme Court ruled today that he's not required to watch the entire video of a July 2009 interrogation of Ashiqur Rahman in a Halifax police cell.

Rahman's defence lawyer had asked Cacchione to view the video in its entirety after the Crown repeatedly questioned Rahman on inconsistencies between his statements to police and his testimony.

Portions of the video were played before the court during the Crown's cross-examination of Rahman.

The Crown has argued that Rahman's testimony painted a favourable picture of his treatment of his daughter and former girlfriend, contrasting what he told police.

Rahman has pleaded not guilty in the child's death.

Closing arguments have been scheduled from April 23-27.

 
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