TORONTO, May 16 (UPI) -- The recent reversal of an 18-year-old conviction of a man in the killing his missing girlfriend will not be reviewed, the Ontario attorney general said Friday.
Robert Baltovich spent nine years in prison for killing Elizabeth Bain, whose body has never been found. His second trial ended in a speedy acquittal when prosecutors dropped the charges immediately after it opened.
Attorney General Chris Bentley said he plans to focus on improving the criminal justice system in the province to prevent future miscarriages of justice, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported. He said he does not believe another examination of the case will provide more information on what went wrong.
"Obviously, things went awfully wrong for 18 years," said James Lockyer, Baltovich's lawyer. "An innocent man was prosecuted. The police made a complete mess of the case. The Crown's office made a complete mess of the case."