- Category: World News
- Published Sunday, December 20, 2015
- CTV News
LONDON -- Former British politician Greville Janner has died at 87, days after a court ruled him unfit because of ill-health to stand trial for alleged sexual abuse.
Janner's family said he died Saturday at his home. He was a longtime Labour Party lawmaker who has been accused of offences against boys several decades ago.
Prosecutors attracted criticism earlier this year when they said they would not charge Janner, even though there was enough evidence to prosecute, because he had advanced Alzheimer's.
They later reversed the decision and said a judge and jury would conduct a "trial of the facts." This month a judge ruled that Janner's dementia meant he could not stand trial in person.
Prosecutors said Janner's death meant the "trial of the facts" would not be held.