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Connie Oakes sues Alberta Crown, Medicine Hat police for $1M over wrongful murder conviction

A Cree woman from Nekaneet First Nation, Sask., is suing the Alberta government, a Crown prosecutor and Medicine Hat police for $1 million over her wrongful conviction for murder.

Connie Oakes was one of two women convicted for the May 2011 murder of Medicine Hat resident Casey Armstrong. Oakes and her co-accused Wendy Scott had their second-degree murder convictions overturned by the Alberta Court of Appeal in 2016.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/connie-oakes-lawsuit-wrongful-conviction-murder-1.4642379

 

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