Home//In The News//Big win. Charges dropped in jail house swarming case.

Three inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre were acquitted by Justice Harry Van Harten of charges of assaulting fellow inmate Michael Adenyi. The Crown prosecutor Rebecca Ross decided not to seek convictions against two of the inmates, Amandeep Saggu and Keith Beaverbones, after Adenyi failed to identify them as participants in the assault. Following this, Van Harten dismissed the charges against the two men. The judge also found that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Adenyi had engaged in a consensual fight with fellow inmate Michael Elendu. Adenyi, who is facing a first-degree murder charge, testified that he was punched by Elendu while returning a board game to the cafeteria. After hitting back, he was tackled and punched by another inmate before guards intervened. Currently, Elendu awaits sentencing for a second-degree murder conviction, while Saggu and Beaverbones await trial on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder, respectively.

To delve deeper into the complexities of this case, and to understand more about the situation within the Calgary Remand Centre, read the full article here.

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