Angela Nicholson seeks appeal for murder conspiracy conviction, wants bail
A woman found guilty of plotting with her lover to kill their spouses has filed an appeal and asked for bail pending the hearing of the appeal.
Angela Nicholson and Curtis Vey were both sentenced to three years in prison on Sept. 2 by Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan Martel Popescul.
Court heard that the pair planned to kill Curtis Vey’s wife, Brigitte Vey, and Nicholson’s husband, Jim Taylor.
The Crown opposed Nicholson’s release.
Justice Gary Lane reserved his decision after hearing from the Crown and defence.
Nicholson’s lawyer, Ron Piche, appeared in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal in Regina Wednesday. He said the appeal is based on five factors:
- The judge didn’t instruct the jury to not take an “adverse view” on Nicholson not testifying during trial, Piche said;
- Popescul didn’t place “sufficient emphasis” on whether the Crown had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the pair intended to follow through with the murder plot, according to Piche;
- He adds, lesser offences weren’t stated as options during sentencing;
- The defence learned a member of the public “who was not very friendly to the accused” had been seen speaking to a juror, Piche said; and
- Finally, Piche said it wasn’t properly proven that Nicholson had a profit motive in this case, while the judge told the jury she did.
Curtis Vey hadn’t appealed as of Wednesday afternoon.
The trial garnered national attention because Curtis Vey and Brigitte Vey are the parents of NHL player, Linden Vey.
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