The Tshilumba Trial: What is the jury’s role?



Randy Tshilumba’s trial starts on September 5. He is accused of murdering Clémence Beaulieu-Patry in 2016. What is the jury’s role in a criminal case?

On August 28, over 300 people were called to Montreal’s courthouse. 12 of them were selected to form the jury for the trial.

In some criminal cases, the jury must decide whether the accused is guilty. So, jury members have an important role and must follow specific rules:

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