Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Judge Convicted of Murder Seeks Bail Pending Federal Review of Conviction

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Judge Convicted of Murder Seeks Bail Pending Federal Review of Conviction

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Quebec judge convicted of murder seeks bail

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QUEBEC - A former Quebec judge found guilty of first-degree murder in his wife's slaying was back in court Tuesday seeking his freedom pending the outcome of a federal review of his case.

Jacques Delisle was seeking bail at the Quebec City courthouse -- his first time in the building since he was sentenced to life in prison in June 2012.

Now 81, Delisle is serving a life sentence for the premeditated murder of his wife Nicole Rainville, who was found dead in November 2009.

Delisle's attempt at securing his release from a penitentiary comes as federal officials look into his claim he was wrongfully convicted in the slaying.

His case is being reviewed under the Criminal Conviction Review process due to new forensic evidence. …

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