R. v. H.B. [Provincial Court, Calgary, January 2016]

H.B. was charged with aggravated assault (one step below manslaughter) and unlawfully strangling someone with the intent to commit an indictable offence. The allegations arose in a domestic context and the complainant allegedly received a broken collarbone which required 2 surgeries and multiple pins to repair. Ms. Fagan was able to secure the withdrawal of all charges at preliminary inquiry.