Housebreaking charge against Wendy Scott withdrawn Tuesday in court
Crown prosecution withdrew a charge of housebreaking with intent to commit a crime laid in July against a Medicine Hat woman who had murder charges against her stayed in January.
The housebreak charge against Wendy Joy Scott was withdrawn Thursday at the Medicine Hat Courthouse due to unlikelihood of conviction.
Police charged two women after an alleged July 19 incident where a victim said two people came into her living suite and attempted to collect money owed to somebody else. Police said the incident was drug-related.
One of those charged was Scott — who had been convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced in Nov. 2012 to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 10 years — but for whom the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a retrial in Oct. 2015.
This retrial occurred, as a Court of Queen’s Bench justice granted the Crown’s request for a stay of proceedings on Jan. 13 of this year. A similar stay of proceedings occurred with Scott’s coaccused Connie Oakes on April 2016.