Conviction appealed

A Samson Cree Nation woman is appealing her conviction for a fatal stabbing in Hobbema on New Year’s Eve 2011. Jamie Lee Soosay, 34, died in hospital of wounds he suffered early in the evening.

A Samson Cree Nation woman is appealing her conviction for a fatal stabbing in Hobbema on New Year’s Eve 2011.

Jamie Lee Soosay, 34, died in hospital of wounds he suffered early in the evening.

Phoebe Firingstoney, 31, was found guilty of second-degree murder by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury in Wetaskiwin on Oct. 4. She was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for at least 10 years.

Firingstoney has asked the Alberta Court of Appeal in Edmonton to review the trial, stating that she was wrongly convicted. While the appeal is being processed, a hearing date has not been set.

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