For years, APTN Investigates has been following the story of Odelia and Nerissa Quewezance. The Saulteaux sisters were convicted of the second-degree murder of Anthony Dolff in 1994.
Their cousin admitted to killing the farmer.
Still, the sisters were put in prison where they’ve been – for the most part – for nearly 30 years.
“I kind of got mad that because I’ve been protecting my sisters all my life. And I think I finally just you know, I told him leave my sister alone, don’t bother with her. And then that’s when this all broke out and this stuff happened,” Odelia told APTN in 2020.
Both women entered pleas of not guilty, but both were ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.
After our initial story, several high-profile people came to the sisters’ aid.
“We need to expose the ways in which we have created an environment that every system failed them. And the only system that could not refuse them was the prison system,” said Senator Kim Pate.
Tonight, APTN revisits their case.
With files from private investigator Jolene Johnson.