In the early stages of criminal trials, evidence often rolls out like a jigsaw puzzle — sometimes the pieces don’t seem to fit yet.
The hope is by the end of the case, what seemed unusual to focus on at the beginning will make sense.
So it is at Frederick Oag’s Superior Court trial on charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault, which began before a jury of nine women and three men in London this week.
Oag, 41, has pleaded not guilty to the charges in connection with the stabbing death of Shane Sturgess, 45, and the injuring of Mark Desousa on Nov. 9, 2014.
The basic narrative is that Sturgess and Desousa were heading home from the bars at about 3 a.m. when there was a “confrontation” with Oag outside his residence at 150 Adelaide St. N.
Sturgess was stabbed in the leg, specifically in the femoral artery. He lost consciousness on the front step and died a