Death threats: a client is acquitted
Charged with uttering threats in a domestic context, a client is acquitted due to lack of evidence.
Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is necessary
The presumption of innocence is the cornerstone of criminal law. When the Crown is unable to offer evidence, the accused must be acquitted. In this particular case, the complainant withdrew her complaint, asserting that her claims were inspired by misplaced jealousy.
Independent evidence to consider: withdrawal of complaint
It should be noted that, in all cases, the complainant isn’t the one who decides to put an end to a criminal prosecution. Rather, it’s the role of the Crown to decide whether it’s in the public interest to do so. Contrary to popular belief, a prosecution doesn’t necessarily stop when the complainant withdraws their complaint.
For example, see the directive from the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions on this matter.