Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Appeals Filed by Trio of Men Convicted of Murdering 54-Year-Old Shawn Douglas

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Appeals Filed by Trio of Men Convicted of Murdering 54-Year-Old Shawn Douglas

Article excerpt

Appeals filed by trio convicted of murder

--

REGINA - Three men are appealing their convictions for first-degree murder and their sentences in the beating death of Shawn Douglas, 54.

Johnathon Peepeetch, Joshua Wilson and Dennis Thompson were all sentenced to life with no parole for 25 years.

They were convicted by a jury in the death of Douglas, who was robbed at a house party, stuffed in the trunk of a car, and then fatally beaten with a sledgehammer outside the city.

Thompson and Wilson say in their appeals that the trial judge allowed prejudicial evidence and erred in her instructions to the jury.

Peepeetch claims in his appeal that he wasn't properly represented by his lawyer, and that the prosecution used unfair tactics.

He also says there was a lack of evidence to support a conviction.

The trial was told that one night while his wife was out of town, Douglas went out and ran into a woman he knew. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.