Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Judge Orders Trial Against Guy Lafleur To Go Ahead

Guy Lafleur scored 560 goals and 1353 points in 1127 career NHL games.
(Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

From The CBC:

A Montreal judge upheld an arrest warrant against Guy Lafleur on Wednesday, giving the court the green light to move ahead with the Hockey Hall of Famer's obstruction of justice trial.

Judge Claude Parent ruled that a warrant used to bring Lafleur into custody last year was legal and did not violate his rights.

Lawyers for the hockey legend had asked for a stay of proceedings, saying authorities went too far by issuing a high-profile arrest warrant against Lafleur instead of a simple summons to appear in court.

His trial has been scheduled for April 16 and 17.

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Update: Lafleur to stand trial -- CYV

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