Quewezance sisters get bail | CTV News
A judge in Saskatchewan has granted bail to two sisters who have spent nearly 30 years in prison for what they say is false murder convictions.
Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance were convicted of second-degree murder in the 1993 stabbing of 70-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Anthony Dolff near Kamsack.
Defense attorneys have requested that the Indigenous sisters be granted conditional release while their case is being considered for federal conviction.
The federal Justice Department began looking into it last year, saying there could be reasonable grounds for concluding that there was a wrongful trial.
The prosecutor argued that even if there were problems with the police investigation, there was enough evidence that the sisters were involved in the murder.
James Lockyer, the sisters’ attorney, said the women were victims of racism in the justice system and false confessions.
Details will come…