New judge for Tim Bosma trial is ex-RCMP

Some background on Justice Andrew Goodman, the new judge in the Tim Bosma murder case, according to his alma mater, the University of Ottawa. He used to be a cop with the RCMP:

Two Common Law alumni, the Honourable Andrew J. Goodman (’91) and the Honourable John P.L. McDermot (’80), have been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. The appointments took effect on October 29, 2010.

Justice Goodman will preside in Milton, Ontario where he has been an Assistant Crown Attorney since 2000. He previously worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Service from 1977 to 1997, serving first as a police constable, then as a detachment and unit commander and finally as a legal representative in Ottawa.

Justice Stephen Glithero removed himself from the case last week for health reasons.

Justice Goodman is now based in Kitchener.

Pre-trial motions in the Bosma case go ahead again today in Hamilton.

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