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Day 3 of closing arguments at Lac-Mégantic criminal negligence trial

WATCH: It's Day Three of closing arguments in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster trial, where three men are facing charges of criminal negligence in the deaths of 47 people in 2013. As Global's Billy Shields reports, lawyers continued to insist their clients should be found not guilty.

The lawyer for one of the three men charged in the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment says his client had a limited role in the tragedy.

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Guy Poupart says Richard Labrie, who was traffic controller for the Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway, was actually 200 kilometres from Lac-Mégantic when the tragedy occurred in the summer of 2013.

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Poupart told jurors in his closing arguments Friday a good portion of the Crown’s evidence did not concern Labrie and he asked they take that into account when they begin their deliberations.

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Labrie, train conductor Tom Harding and Jean Demaitre, the manager of train operations, are all charged with criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people.

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On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude derailed in Lac-Mégantic and exploded, killing the 47 and destroying part of the downtown core.

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The Crown presented its closing arguments Wednesday and Demaitre’s lawyer had his turn Thursday.

It is unclear whether Harding’s lawyer will come up Friday or Monday.