PORT ALBERNI – Accused killer Larry Darling is now considering a civil suit after court documents were released on Friday, suggesting cops and crown bungled the case against him.
The 54-year old Darling was accused of murdering 28-year old Kristy Morrey in her Lugrin Road home in 2006.
After police said he was cleared of any suspicion following the initial investigation, they went on to construct a $2-million undercover operation in the hopes of gaining his admission of guilt.
CHEK News and the Vancouver Sun successfully sued for access to protected court documents, and say they “appear to expose the chilling anatomy of a possible wrongful conviction in process”.
Darling was released in June after suggestions of alleged police perjury and the possible destruction of evidence reputedly involving a senior RCMP officer, the deputy regional Crown attorney in Nanaimo and a court services employee related to the victim.
Darling told the Vancouver Sun “the past three years have been a nightmare … [and] being charged with a crime you did not commit should be everyone’s worst fear.”
None of the allegations contained in the court records have been proven in court.