Winnipeg man accused of killing four women will be tried by jury


A Winnipeg man accused of killing four Indigenous women will have his case heard by a jury.

Justice Glenn Joyal rejected the defence’s motion for Jeremy Skibicki to be tried by a judge alone.

Skibicki has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran and a fourth unidentified woman Indigenous leaders have named Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, or Buffalo Woman.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Opening arguments are set for May 8.

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