Crown won't appeal ruling to acquit Allen

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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The Crown will no longer appeal a judge's decision to acquit Terry Dean Allen of manslaughter in the death of three-year-old Samantha Mercer.

Chris Hansen, spokeswoman for the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, said a legal analysis of the ruling found there weren't enough grounds for a successful appeal.

Allen was babysitting Samantha when Mercer died in March 2005. He had been dating her mother, Aleisha Mercer, and moved into their Brunswick Street home in Truro about a week before.

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Organizations: Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service

Geographic location: Brunswick Street, Truro

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