An appeal has been dismissed in the verdict for Anne Norris, who was found not criminally responsible for killing Marcel Reardon.

The Crown appealed the verdict on the basis that the trial judge erred in law by excluding portions of intercepted conversations between Norris and another inmate in the correctional facility, excluding medical records of a prison psychiatrist and by failing to limit other evidence by an expert witness.

The court of appeal determined the judge did err in excluding medical records but said those errors would not have had a material bearing on the jury’s decision – and there is no basis to order a new trial.