Example of a case defended by Mr. Xavier Cormier: attempted murder

Mr. Xavier Cormier was a Crown prosecutor before being a defense attorney.He defended a case of attempted murder in the Quebec Court of Appeals. The facts in this case were peculiar: the defendant had spit blood contaminated with HIV towards two prison guards. He was found guilty of attempted murder in the court of first instance, even though expert evidence proved the probability of transmitting the virus was minimal. Mr.

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