For those in Ontario and other areas on Eastern Daylight Time, day two of the Cardinal Pell appeal of his sex abuse conviction will continue this evening at 7:30 pm.
Yesterday’s time was taken by Brett Walker SC, an “appeals specialist” and part of the Pell defence team. I did watch most of the hearing. There were times where the live stream ebbed and flowed or disappeared, but on the whole the reception was good. As for content, all I can say is there was no lack of talk of “habit,” “custom,” “reasonable doubt,” “extreme probability,” ritual and timing. It seemed that word after word and comment after comment was parsed and dissected. On and on and on.
Anyway, there are a number of articles here which together provide a fairly good idea of what transpired
Today the Crown will probably counter Walker’s arguments and argue that the jury’s conviction should be upheld.
A reminder to check your time zone and sort out the time difference between your location and Victoria, Australia. Here in Ontario it is 14 hours. We are on Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Therefore, for those in Ontario and all others in Eastern Daylight time zone the hearings will commence this evening (05 June) at 7:30 pm (09:30 am, 06 June in Victoria, Australia).
Please keep the victims in your prayers,
Enough for now,