Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nicole Kish: Ontario's highest court tustles with an issue which could be said to be right out of an Agatha Christie novel - if it wasn't at the heart of a second-degree murder appeal: Which woman was holding the knife? Toronto Star.

STORY:   "Panhandler's friend may have stabbed man in brawl, court told: Panhandler convicted of second-degree murder in Toronto stabbing of a St. Catherines man may have been mistaken for another woman an appeal court hear Tuesday," by reporter Alyshah Hasham, published by the Toronto Star on October 29, 2013.

GIST: "Which woman was holding the knife? Was it Nicole Kish, a panhandler convicted of second-degree murder in the Toronto stabbing of a St. Catharines man? Or was it her friend Faith Watts, who was also present at the scene? That’s the question at the heart of Kish’s appeal of her conviction, lawyer Philip Campbell told the Ontario Court of Appeal Tuesday. Campbell said Kish, now 27, could have been confused for the similar-looking Watts in the chaotic 2007 street brawl that resulted in the death of Ross Hammond. Kish is currently serving a life sentence with no parole eligibility for 12 years. She has always maintained she is innocent. The Hamilton native’s case has been taken up by Injustice Anywhere, an organization dedicated to fighting wrongful convictions.".........The decision of the three justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal was reserved."

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