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Evidence goes missing at new Svekla trial

Convicted prostitute killer Thomas Svekla’s latest trial, for thealleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl, may be halted, asvideotape evidence has mysteriously disappeared.

Convicted prostitute killer Thomas Svekla’s latest trial, for the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl, may be halted, as videotape evidence has mysteriously disappeared.

The 40-year-old made headlines last summer when he was convicted for the murder of 36-year-old sex trade worker Theresa Innes. Svekla pleaded not guilty to the unrelated sex assault charges when trial began last week.

Investigators lost a video tape, in which the now 18-year-old victim was interviewed by police in 1996.

Queen’s Bench Justice Mel Binder is expected to make a decision on the stay of proceedings tomorrow.

 
 
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