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Crown closes Colin Tweedie re-trial case [Video]

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After five days of testimony and hearing from a dozen witnesses, the Crown closed its case on Tuesday in the re-trial of Colin Tweedie.

The 32-year-old Cape Breton man is charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of 10-year-old Talia Forrest on July 11, 2019, while she was riding her bicycle along the Black Rock Road in Black Rock, N.S.

Tweedie faces charges of dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was acquitted on those charges two years ago, but the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal overturned the decision and ordered a new trial.

On Tuesday, the Crown played a reenactment video from when RCMP officers took Tweedie back to the scene the day after the fatal crash.

In the recording, Tweedie told officers he didn’t stop because he thought he had hit a deer, and wanted to make it home …

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