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COLD CASE SUSPECT, 75, TO PLEAD NOT GUILTY, LAWYER SAYS

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A dishevelle­d Jimmy Wise was pushed into a courtroom in Cornwall, Ont., in a wheelchair Friday to face a charge of first-degree murder — more than three decades after he came to attention as a serial murder suspect. The retired mechanic, 75, was remanded into custody. Wise’s defence lawyer, Ian Carter, said outside court his client will plead not guilty. Wise has been charged with first-degree murder four years after the body of Raymond Collison, who disappeare­d in 2009, was found in a drainage ditch. Wise has a long history with the OPP. As a young man, he compiled a modest criminal record for robbery, theft and weapons possession. His life changed dramatical­ly in 1987 when he became the subject of an OPP probe into several macabre homicides, although he was never charged.

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