Defence demands mistrial in London torture case

London court house (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

London court house (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

Jane Sims, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:10 PM ET

LONDON, Ont.— The defence lawyer for one of the people accused of torturing a London woman with cerebral palsy wants a mistrial for what's been described as “witness coaching.”

Johnathon Rick's lawyer, Antin Jaremchuk, asked Friday for the trial to end because the alleged victim's relative spoke to her during a break in her testimony earlier this week.

Jaremchuk said he's worry his client won't receive a fair trial should the case continue.

Rick, 38, and Cynthia Anderson, 36, are facing a collective 11 charges in connection the alleged torture of a 27-year old woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual delays.


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