Court to hear Hales murder conviction appeal in Daleen Bosse’s death

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal is set to hear Douglas Hales appeal of his murder conviction in the death of Daleen Bosse. Vytai Brannan / Global News

More than 11 years after Daleen Bosse’s murder, the man convicted in her death will enter into another phase of court proceedings. The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal will hear Douglas Hales’ appeal on Monday.

In December 2014, Hales was found guilty of second-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains in the killing of Bosse in May 2004.

He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years.

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Three reasons are being cited in the notice of appeal, two which concern a ruling made by the Supreme Court of Canada on “Mr. Big” stings.

Hales was charged with Bosse’s murder in August 2008 after becoming the target of an undercover RCMP investigation in which officers posed as criminals to gain his trust.

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The Supreme Court ruled those techniques could lead to unreliable confessions.

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Next Monday’s hearing in Regina is scheduled for a half-day.

Hales is not appealing his conviction for offering an indignity to human remains.

Meaghan Craig contributed to this story

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