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There’s breaking news this morning as a high-profile first degree murder case has been dropped by the Crown.  

38-year-old Daniel Leonard walked out of Supreme Court a free man today. Leonard has been acquitted of first-degree murder in connection to the death of Dale Porter in 2014.

Jury selection was set to begin this morning, with Leonard facing two charges – First-Degree murder, and accessory after the fact.  

But instead the Crown decided that it did not see fit to call evidence as there was no reasonable grounds of conviction.

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39-year-old Dale Porter died in hospital after being stabbed in north river in 2014.

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