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Judge's decision in Huth trial pending Nov. 18
The fate of Brandon Huth in the death of Shawnigan Lake’s Tyler Noble (left) two years ago is now “in the hands of the judge for a decision,’’ according to Provincial Crown Counsel Neil MacKenzie.
That decision on a charge of manslaughter against Huth will be delivered Nov. 18. Closing submissions were supposed to be heard Friday in Victoria Provincial Court by Justice Malcolm Macaulay, but carried over into Monday.
Noble died after an altercation outside a McDonald’s restaurant in November 2011.
Huth claims he was fearful for his safety and acted in self-defence. Crown prosecutor Tim Stokes contends a blow directed at Noble that proved fatal was unprovoked.
“The court’s decision will involve an assessment of whether what took place was a consensual fight,” MacKenzie said.