Nova Scotia's highest court has ordered a new trial for a Cape Breton woman who stabbed a man she says was trying to force himself on her. Michelle Marie Francis, 36, was convicted of assault causing bodily harm for stabbing Douglas Barrett in his home in September 2015. At her trial last October in Sydney provincial court, Francis said she took a knife into Douglas's bedroom because she was afraid of him and that she stabbed him in self-defence.
An Amherst, N.S., woman has paid a steep price to learn that not everything online is legitimate. The woman called town police last Thursday to say she'd been bilked out of $10,000 by a man she met on the dating website PlentyOfFish. Const. Tom Wood of the Amherst Police Department said the scammer talked to the woman for about a month through the website before going to emails and even phone conversations. "This one is quite rare where it actually has some phone calls into it," Wood said.
A woman who stole more than $350,000 from Paqtnkek First Nation near Antigonish, N.S., has received an 18-month conditional sentence for her crimes. Dawn Marie Johnson, 41, was sentenced Monday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Antigonish after previously pleading guilty to forgery and fraud. She was an employee of the band at the time of the offences. In addition to the conditional sentence, Johnson must serve 12 months probation and participate in a healing circle.
BREAKING: Jack Buckley released from custody just days before he is to go on trial for 1st-degree murder in the death of his mother, Victoria Rae Brauns-Buckley in 2012. More developments expected soon. #nscourt
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Selecting a term
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