Man who failed to attend jury trial opts for new, judge alone trial

A Yellowknife man who forced a mistrial after failing to show up at his sexual assault trial has waived his right to be tried by a judge and jury again on the same charges. Alden Joseph Lennie, 35, was due in NWT Supreme Court late last month to answer to allegations he sexually assaulted a...
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