TORONTO - Ontario's Attorney General won't appeal a decision to strike down Romeo Phillion's murder conviction.

 

 

 


A spokesman for the Crown says the office will not take the case to the
Supreme Court and is weighing its options in order to resolve the issue
as soon as possible. Phillion spent 31 years behind bars on account of
a confession he recanted.

 


While Ontario's top court struck down the conviction, it didn't declare him innocent and ordered a new trial.


Since the murder happened more than 40 years ago, both Crown and defence agreed there was little point in retrying him.


The attorney general must still decide whether to withdraw the charge.