January 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Updated: January 13, 2018 10:45 pm

Lac-Mégantic jurors to deliberate for fourth day Sunday

WATCH ABOVE: As the jury deliberates a verdict in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster trial, one man is talking about forgiveness. Jean Clusiault's daughter was killed in the tragedy. And as Mike Armstrong reports, Clusiault has moved past his anger.


The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Mégantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict Saturday.

Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors.

READ MORE: 12 jurors in Lac-Mégantic railway trial begin deliberations

The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.

The three men pleaded not guilty.

WATCH BELOW: Trial underway

Harding was the train’s engineer, Labrie the traffic controller and Demaitre the manager of train operations.

READ MORE: Harding’s conduct not perfect, but reasonable: Lawyer for one of Lac-Mégantic accused

All three can be found guilty of criminal negligence causing the death of 47 people, while jurors have the option of convicting Harding on one of two other charges: dangerous operation of railway equipment or dangerous operation of railway equipment causing death.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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