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Connie Oakes case: Red car police said was used in murder was sold for cash, drugs before killing


The red car police believed was used in a Medicine Hat, Alta., murder that led to the conviction of a Cree woman who claims innocence was sold to a drug dealer nicknamed “Ginger” for crack and cash before the killing, says the vehicle’s former owner.

APTN National News has been investigating the case of Connie Oakes, 50, a Cree woman from Nekaneet First Nation in Saskatchewan, who was found guilty by a Medicine Hat jury of second-degree murder in the killing of local resident Casey Armstrong. Oakes says she did not commit the murder and is appealing her conviction with the Court of Appeal of Alberta.


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