You’ve heard people say many times how the criminals are treated better than their victims.
Now, the ultimate legal slap in the face to the family of 21-year-old Mason Tex Montgrand. He was stabbed to death at the Edmonton Institution back in 2011.
Another inmate, 29-year-old Lance Matthew Regan, was charged with first degree murder.
That was five years ago, and the legal system could not get around to putting on a trial, so proceedings have been stayed, because the legal system violated his right to a trial within a reasonable length of time.
So, what happens now?
Since the accused killer is breathing a sigh of relief, does the court system breathe a breath of life into the victim and resurrect him?
The court officers who are sworn to uphold the law but let the accused fall through the courtroom cracks should be held to account.
Who was responsible for all the delays? Why did the judge allow them to keep putting the date back? Why was a hard date not set with a demand that prosecution and defense be ready at that time?
So, no justice for victim Mason Montgrand?
It is not surprising to those who say we do not have a justice system, only a legal system.
Let me know what you say.