Written by Bobby Nock. Posted in Local News
A 31-year-old man is now scheduled to have a new trial next year after being acquitted in the driving death of 10-year-old Talia Forrest from Sydney Mines.
A new trial was ordered for Colin Hugh Tweedie after the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled the decision to acquit him was legally flawed.
The second trial is now scheduled for March 13th of next year.
Tweedie was charged after Forrest died when she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle along Black Rock Road in Big Bras d’Or in July of 2019.
Tweedie was acquitted on charges of impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident.
The Appeal Court panel also found trial judge Mona Lynch should’ve examined whether the Crown had proven Tweedie was willfully blind about whether he hit a person or a deer that night.