Jury trial starts for Manitoba men charged in death of Tina Fontaine’s cousin

The jury trial for two men charged in the killing of Tina Fontaine’s cousin started Monday in Winnipeg.Jeanenne Chantel Fontaine, who was 29, was shot in March 2017 before the home she was in was set on fire.Christopher Brass and Jason Meilleur are charged with manslaughter.At the time of her death, police said Fontaine was in the wrong place at the wrong time.READ MORE: Winnipeg police confirm victim of fatal fire was also shotPolice said they believe the suspects went to the home looking for a man over a methamphetamine deal and Fontaine was not an intended target.The body of Fontaine’s 15-year-old cousin was discovered wrapped in the Red River in August 2014 and Raymond Cormier was acquitted in her death last year.Tina Fontaine’s death fuelled calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.WATCH: Winnipeg students design tribute to Tina Fontaine