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Connie Oakes' murder conviction based on 'legal fiction,' says new appeal filing


The murder conviction of a Saskatchewan Cree woman facing a life sentence for the killing of a Medicine Hat, Alta., man is based on a “legal fiction,” according to documents filed with the Appeal Court of Alberta Monday.

Connie Oakes was found guilty by a jury on Nov. 15, 2013, of killing Casey Armstrong who was found dead in the bathtub of his Medicine Hat trailer during the May 2011 long-weekend with a large puncture-wound through his neck. Oakes was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years.


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