Man charged in hit-and-run death of Brady Francis pleads not guilty – Global News

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201846 Views

August 21, 2018

The man charged in the February hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old man from the Elsipogtog First Nation has pleaded not guilty to failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily harm or death.

Gilles Lemieux, the lawyer for Maurice Johnson of Saint Charles, N.B., appeared on his client’s behalf at a Moncton courtroom on Tuesday and elected a jury trial.

The family and supporters of Brady Francis packed the courtroom for the short appearance.

After the hearing questions were raised by the supporter regarding the language used in the proceedings.

Patty Musgrave, a family friend, says the choice to use French isn’t sitting well with the family.

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