Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stepmom Convicted in Beating Death of Girl Appeals to Supreme Court

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Stepmom Convicted in Beating Death of Girl Appeals to Supreme Court

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Stepmom convicted in girl's death appeals

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CALGARY - A Calgary woman serving a life sentence for murdering her six-year-old stepdaughter, Meika Jordan, is appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Marie Magoon is asking the court to overturn her first-degree murder conviction for torturing and beating the child to death in 2011.

It's unclear if the high court will hear the application.

Magoon was originally convicted of second-degree murder alongside Meika's biological father, Spencer Jordan, in September 2015.

But Alberta's top court upgraded the convictions for both of them to first-degree.

They were ordered to serve life with no parole for at least 25 years.

The trial heard that Meika Jordan was severely abused over the course of a weekend in November 2011.

Jordan punched his daughter in the stomach and pushed her so hard her head smacked a tile floor. …

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