Jury goes home in Lac-Mégantic wreck trial; accused do not present evidence

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SHERBROOKE, Quebec – The three former Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway employees charged with 47 counts of criminal negligence causing death following the fatal July 2013 Lac-Mégantic oil train wreck, will not mount a defense.

Former MM&A engineer Thomas Harding, manager Jean Demaître, and dispatcher Richard Labrie have been on trial since October. Earlier this week, Crown prosecutors rested their case and each defendant rose to say that they would not be mounting a defense or presenting any testimony, CBC News reports.

The jury has been sent home for the holidays until Jan. 3 when they will return for closing arguments.

Forty-seven people were killed and more than 30 buildings were destroyed when a runaway MM&A oil train derailed and exploded in July 2013.

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