A boot print, a knife, a murder and a Cree woman’s claim of innocence

Three days after she was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a man with a knife through the neck, Connie Oakes, wearing a grey T-shirt and grey sweat pants, picked up the telephone receiver on the other side of the Plexiglas in the visiting area at the Medicine Hat, Alta., remand centre and said she didn’t do it.