Winnipeg trial to hear from former partner of admitted serial killer

The ex-wife of an admitted serial killer is expected to testify Thursday in a Winnipeg courtroom.

The woman obtained a protection order against Jeremy Skibicki in 2019, after he allegedly stalked and sexually assaulted her.

Skibicki is on trial facing four counts of first-degree murder for the slayings of four Indigenous women.

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His lawyers have said he carried out the killings in 2022 but is not criminally responsible due to mental illness.

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Crown prosecutors say the killings were racially motivated and Skibicki preyed on the women at homeless shelters.

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A shelter worker has testified Skibicki once said he went there to find a victim.

Skibicki is accused of killing Rebecca Contois, Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran and an unidentified woman Indigenous leaders have named Buffalo Woman.

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