Tori Stafford’s killer drops request to review prison transfer in Alberta

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Lawyers for a woman convicted of killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford say they have withdrawn an application for a review of their client’s move from a healing lodge back to prison.

Calgary lawyers Kelsey Sitar and Sarah Rankin say in an email that the application on behalf of Terri-Lynne McClintic was discontinued last week and is no longer active.

However, the application still went before an Edmonton judge, who ruled Monday that a review of McClintic’s transfer is warranted, but additional papers needed to be filed.

READ MORE: Woman convicted in murder of Tori Stafford seeks to have prison transfer declared unlawful

WATCH: Rodney Stafford says he’s frustrated with government. Sean O’Shea reports.

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Rodney Stafford says he’s frustrated with government – May 15, 2019

McClintic’s lawyers did not say if they intend to renew the application in Alberta or another jurisdiction after Monday’s decision.

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McClintic and her boyfriend, Michael Rafferty, are serving life sentences for the first-degree murder of Tori, who was abducted while walking home from school in Woodstock, Ont. in 2009.

She was repeatedly raped and bludgeoned with a hammer.

Eight-year-old Victoria “Tori” Stafford.
Eight-year-old Victoria “Tori” Stafford. Global News File

The couple made headlines last year when Rafferty was transferred to a medium-security prison and McClintic was moved to a minimum-security healing lodge.

WATCH BELOW: Coverage of outrage over Terri-Lynne McClintic being housed in a Saskatchewan Aboriginal healing lodge.

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After public outcry, and outrage from Tori’s family, McClintic was moved to the Edmonton Institution for Women from the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge near Maple Creek, Sask.

READ MORE: ‘There’s nothing left there’ — A founder of Canada’s first healing lodge says CSC dismantled vision

Court documents say she has since been transferred to Grand Valley Institution for Women near Kitchener, Ont., which is a minimum-medium security facility.

Justice John Henderson wrote in his decision Monday that McClintic “no longer has any connection to Alberta and its courts.”

READ MORE: ‘Life means life’: protesters demand change on 10th anniversary of Tori Stafford’s death

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