Winnipeg trial of man accused of killing four women starts with bid to toss jury


The trial of a Winnipeg man accused of killing four women began this morning with a preliminary matter before the jury is called in next week.

Jeremy Skibicki has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, Rebecca Contois and a fourth unidentified woman Indigenous leaders have named Buffalo Woman.

Skibicki’s lawyers are now arguing for a judge-alone trial.

Jurors were chosen last week and are expected to sit on May 8, when opening arguments are to start.

The partial remains of Contois were found in a garbage bin and at a city-run landfill in the spring of 2022.

Police have said they believe the remains of Harris and Myran are at a different, privately owned landfill outside the city, and the location of Buffalo Woman’s remains are unknown.

   This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2024.

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