R. v. BAA, [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Calgary – February 2021]

BAA, a middle-aged rancher, found himself involved in a multimillion-dollar domestic proceeding with his estranged common-law spouse of many years. On the date of their final separation, she called the police and accused BAA of abusing her over an extended period of time. After providing the police with a detailed statement, the police charged BAA with a number of offences including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, mischief to property, and uttering threats to cause death and/or bodily harm. BAA …