Newspaper article The Canadian Press

High Court Rejects Bid to Appeal Convictions in Beating Death of Meika Jordan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

High Court Rejects Bid to Appeal Convictions in Beating Death of Meika Jordan

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Appeal in Calgary child killing dismissed

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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a couple convicted in the beating death of their six-year-old daughter.

Meika Jordan's father, Spencer Jordan, and stepmother, Marie Magoon, were convicted of second-degree murder in 2015. Last year, the Alberta Court of Appeal upgraded the convictions to first-degree murder.

The Calgary couple appealed that ruling.

The Supreme Court heard their arguments and dismissed them Monday with a 9-0 ruling from the bench.

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

Court heard Jordan punched his daughter in the stomach and pushed her so hard her head smacked a tile floor. When she refused his order to run the stairs, he dragged her up and down the steps by her ankles and hair. …

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