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No parole for 15 years in Christine Wood murder – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201939 Views

Calling his actions vicious, brutal and unrelenting, a Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench judge has sentenced Brett Overby to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years for the 2016 murder of Christine Wood.

Wood was a “vibrant, young Indigenous woman… with dreams and aspirations that were clearly within her grasp,” Justice Chris Martin said Tuesday in Winnipeg. “I can see no genuine explanation for why (Overby) felt Ms. Wood had to die.”

Overby, 32, was convicted of second-degree murder after a trial this spring.

Given a chance to address court Tuesday, prior to being sentenced, Overby said: “I really do feel terrible for what happened to Christine… I never meant for any of this to happen.”

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