Lawyers make closing arguments in the trial of David Muir
Published Monday, September 17, 2012 6:11PM EDT
The trial of David Muir is nearing an end. In closing submissions the defence told the court no one was able to identify Muir. While the Crown argued it couldn't have been anyone else who robbed people at a Waterloo ATM on a cold December night.
The turning point could come down to the strength of circumstantial evidence.
David Muir is accused of robbing three people and trying to rob another. He’s charged with doing it with a gun while disguised. A flood of 911 calls brought a convoy of cruisers to the area around Weber and University.
Muir was arrested minutes after the holdups just up the street from where it all happened after he jumped a fence facing an armed officer tackled by another.
The defence says prosecutors have a problem with identity and the lack of forensic evidence. Brad Burgess is Muir’s defence lawyer, he says,” I harp on what’s missing from her case and that's an identification, that's a forensic link and it's the fact that the money found on Muri doesn’t add up."
$610 dollars reported taken in the holdups, $540 dollars were found on David Muir.
The crown has built a case on strong circumstantial evidence. Telling the judge it would defy logic and common sense that it wasn't David Muir who committed the crimes."
The crown says Muir was wearing very similar clothing, he was the same size as the suspect and that police recovered a bandana and pellet near the fence Muir jumped over and that he a wad of cash in his pockets.
Muir is back in court on October, 3 when the judge is expected to make a decision.