Top court orders new trial in Courtepatte killing

CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for one man and upheld the conviction of another in the April 2005 rape and murder of Nina Courtepatte, a 13-year-old Edmonton girl.

The country’s highest court upheld Thursday a lower-court ruling that ordered a new trial for Michael Erin Briscoe of Edmonton, who was acquitted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in March 2007.

The court also restored the first-degree murder conviction of Joseph Wesley Laboucan, originally from Fort St. John, B.C.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/04/08/supreme-appeal.html#ixzz0kWcxC4dm
 

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