Crown cross-examines former Hamilton paramedic on trial for treatment of dying teen

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Steven Snively will continue testifying for a third day in the superior court trial of two former Hamilton paramedics, who are accused of not properly caring for a dying gunshot victim.

Snively, 55, and Christopher Marchant, 32, are charged with failing to provide 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi the necessaries of life on Dec. 2, 2017.

The paramedics thought the teen had been shot with a BB or pellet gun, the court has heard. But in fact, Al-Hasnawi had been shot with a .22-caliber handgun at 8:55 p.m. around Main and Sanford in Hamilton. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph's Hospital at 9:58 p.m.

The Crown will continue its cross-examination of Snively on Thursday. Snively has been telling the court his version of what happened that night.

Marchant has also testified in his own defence.

Justice Harrisson Arrell is presiding over the judge-only trial. It started at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton on Nov. 24 and is continuing online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crown attorneys are Scott Patterson and Linda Shin.

Defence attorneys are Jeffrey Manishen of Hamilton, who represents Marchant, and Michael DelGobbo of St. Catharines, who represents Snively.

The person who shot Al-Hasnawi, Dale King, was acquitted last year of second-degree murder. That case is being appealed.