Greetings!! Is this your first visit? If so, please consider registering. It enables downloads and removal of adverts. Use the 'facebook connect' for quick access.
Register
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    outdoors's Avatar
    outdoors is offline Silver Supporter
    Member Since
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,270

    Woman gets life for Alberta teen's murder

    Woman gets life for Alberta teen's murder

    Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 3:32 PM MT

    CBC News


    Nina Courtepatte's bruised and bloody body was found on an Edmonton golf course in April 2005. (CBC) A young Edmonton woman who was convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 10 years.
    Stephanie Bird, 22, had originally been convicted of manslaughter in the April 2005 slaying of Courtepatte and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
    In a 9-0 decision last month, the Supreme Court of Canada upgraded that conviction to first-degree murder after ruling the evidence at trial could not support a defence of "abandonment" and that "no other defence arises on the facts."
    Under her original 12-year sentence, Bird would have been eligible for day parole in August. But her lawyer, Colleen Connolly, told reporters outside the courthouse that Bird is resigned to serving more time in prison.
    "She wasn't moaning and begroaning the amount of time that she would have to stay in an institution before she could get parole," Connolly said.
    Stephanie Bird, seen here in a 2008 courtroom sketch, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with parole eligibility in 10 years. (CBC)"What she was talking about is how guilty she feels, and how she doesn't know how she's ever going to forgive herself for what she did here, and how she helped these people and what they did."
    First-degree murder convictions normally carry an automatic 25-year life sentence with no parole eligibility. But since Bird was a young offender who was later sentenced as an adult, she was eligible for a life sentence with no chance of parole for at least 10 years.
    Lured to golf course

    Bird was a member of a group that who lured Courtepatte and her friend from the West Edmonton Mall on the pretense they were going to a party.
    They were taken to a golf course, where Bird hit Courtepatte with a wrench. Courtepatte was then held down and sexually assaulted.
    Although Bird held down Courtepatte for a brief time, she returned to the car before Courtepatte was beaten to death.
    The Crown had charged Bird with first-degree murder, but Bird's lawyers used the defence of “abandonment,” claiming their client had a change of heart in the killing.
    The trial judge agreed and found Bird guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. Alberta's Court of Appeal upheld that ruling.

    CBC News - Edmonton - Woman gets life for Alberta teen's murder

  2. #2
    Daveyone's Avatar
    Daveyone is offline Established Member
    Member Since
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2,739
    My Blog Entries:
    2

    Thumbs up Re: Woman gets life for Alberta teen's murder

    Hi Outdoors
    click below for my latest on Canada
    Davey
    Guys, you need to check out MY BLOG!!!


 

You may also enjoy reading the following threads, why not give them a try?

  1. teacher wanted to be teen's sex slave
    By yesterday's Hero in forum Female Paedophiles
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 23rd-March-2012, 05:41 PM
  2. Australia Dad sentenced to life for baby's murder
    By Diogenes in forum Discrimination & Sexist Double Standards
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 6th-February-2010, 05:52 PM
  3. USA Cordova woman serves 3 days in jail for teen's statutory rape
    By frostyboy in forum Female Paedophiles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th-December-2009, 08:39 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Donate to AntiMisandry

1e2 Forum