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Judge reserves bail decision for Sask. sisters who claim wrongful conviction after nearly 30 years in prison – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2023133 Views

Jan 18, 2023

Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of 2nd-degree murder in 1994

Odelia Quewezance’s family sang her Happy Birthday Wednesday on the steps of the Court of King’s Bench in Yorkton, Sask.

She and her sister argued this week for their release on bail after decades in prison for a murder they say they didn’t commit, but will have to wait a little while longer before they know if they have succeeded after the judge reserved his decision.

Odelia, 51, and Nerissa Quewezance, 48, Saulteaux woman from the Keeseekoose First Nation, were convicted in the 1993 murder of Anthony Joseph Dolff, a 70-year-old farmer near Kamsack, Sask., and have been in the prison system for nearly 30 years. The sisters have maintained their innocence.

The federal Justice Department started a review last year, saying there may be a reasonable basis to conclude their convictions were a miscarriage of justice.

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