Evidence in Boom Boom Room shooting thrown out over charter violation

The Boom Boom Room at 315 Ouellette Ave., is pictured on Oct. 5, 2014 — the day of an early morning shooting. PHOTO BY DAX MELMER /Windsor Star

Written by Dylan Kristy on February 1, 2017

Gunshot residue collected from the hands of a man accused of shooting the bouncer at a downtown nightclub in 2014 cannot be used as evidence in his trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Superior Court Justice J. Paul Howard ruled that Windsor police did not provide Kevin Mantley Nyadu with access to legal counsel within a reasonable amount of time after his arrest — violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Nyadu was arrested on Oct. 5, 2014, at a parking lot on Victoria Avenue at Park Street not long after Windsor police responded to reports of a shooting at the Boom Boom Room at 2:37 a.m.

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