Jane Sims, The London Free Press

Jane Sims covers courts and justice issues. Since joining the Free Press in 1988, she's covered a wide spectrum of news and issues and was the Chatham bureau chief in the 1990s. She's won several Ontario Newspaper Awards and is a two-time finalist in the beat category for her court reporting at the National Newspaper Awards. Her email is jsims@postmedia.com and she's on twitter at twitter.com/JaneatLFPress


Here comes the judge; where’s the jury?

Long waits. Trials that can run days, weeks, even months — tough to shoehorn into busy lives. Complicated scientific evidence. Meagre or no pay. Is Canada’s time-tested system of trial by peers due for an overhaul? The jury is out.

John (Boxer) Muscedere, left, at Christmas 2004 in Toronto with Wayne (Weiner) Kellestine, who was convicted of killing him and seven other Bandido gang members in April 2006 near Shedden, Ont. (Handout)

Bandido bikers' mass murder case being appealed

Five men convicted of murdering eight Bandido bikers on an Ontario farm in 2006 are appealing their convictions for one of the worst mass murders in the province’s history.

Nathan Beaulieu. (QMI Agency)

Montreal Canadiens prospect, dad plead guilty to assault charges

A Montreal Canadiens prospect and his father, the former coach and general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sarnia Sting, pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday in London, Ont., after a drunken hockey game in a friend’s garage.

London court house (CRAIG GLOVER, The London Free Press)

Defence demands mistrial in London torture case

The defence lawyer for one of the people accused of torturing a London woman with cerebral palsy wants a mistrial for what's been described as “witness coaching.”