Smith trial goes to jury

The fate of Don Smith, a Woodyatt man charged with creating and distributing obscene material in October, 2000, is now in the hands of a jury.
Madame Justice H. Pierce spent about two-and-a-half hours Tuesday morning giving her charge to jury, before they began deliberating around 11:45 a.m.
Smith is facing five charges, including two counts of making videotapes featuring undue exploitation of sex and violence, one count of possessing similar material on a computer for the purposes of distribution, and two counts of distributing obscene matter via a Web site.
Defence lawyer Darren Sawchuk and Crown Attorney Howard Leibovich, who’s serving as co-counsel on the case with Crown Attorney Christine Bartlett-Hughes, gave their closing statements Monday afternoon.
Smith is facing five charges, including two counts of making videotapes featuring undue exploitation of sex and violence, one count of possessing similar material on a computer for the purposes of distribution, and two counts of distributing obscene matter via a Web site.
The trial got underway here Oct. 28.

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