Suspects in the murder for hire plot to kill Calgary financier Jack Beauchamp. These surveillance were taken at the Greyhound bus station on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, the day Beauchamp was murdered.
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Justice Beth Hughes granted an application Friday by lawyers for Mohamed Karim to have security tapes provided from a courts centre and a remand centre.
Shamsher Kothari applied for a court order to get footage of Karim's treatment behind bars after the confessed killer claimed he was physically and sexually assaulted at the Calgary Courts Centre.
Karim launched into a profanity-laced diatribe on Tuesday complaining he had been roughed up, strip-searched and sexually violated before his court appearance.
At the same time he mentioned a previous assault at the Calgary Remand Centre which he said was captured on surveillance video and had been viewed by Kothari at a disciplinary hearing.
Hughes said Kothari and co-counsel Adriano Iovinelli could get copies of the two surveillance tapes to see if there is any evidence to back up Karim's claims.
She also said she had passed along concerns Karim raised to her to the head of security at the courthouse.
Karim was convicted by Hughes of second-degree murder on Sept. 21 in the Jan. 16, 2006 shooting death of Calgary businessman Jack Beauchamp.
She also convicted Karim's friend Robert Deer of manslaughter in the slaying, which was the culmination of an ongoing financial dispute between Deer and Beauchamp.
Deer was angry at Beauchamp for insisting he pay fees related to a failed loan deal he had tried to negotiate with the dead man's company, Morbank Financial Inc.
Deer sent an armed Karim to Beauchamp's downtown offices to intimidate his business rival, and Karim shot him six times.
Both men had earlier been convicted by a jury of first-degree murder, but the Court of Appeal overturned the decision, ruling inadmissible evidence went before jurors.
Sentencing for Deer has been set for Oct. 23, while Karim's punishment could be handled then or at a later date, depending on Iovinelli's schedule.