Winnipeg jury convicts man of killing Christine Wood

Christine Wood
Christine Wood was killed in the summer of 2016. A jury said Brett Overby is guilty of second-degree murder.

The Canadian Press
A Winnipeg man has been convicted of murdering Christine Wood, an Indigenous woman in what Crown prosecutors called a crime worse than any horror movie.

A jury found Brett Ronald Overby, who is 32, guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Christine Wood.

Wood had travelled to Winnipeg from the Oxford House First Nations in northern Manitoba in the summer of 2016.

Court heard she met Overby through a dating website.

He admitted to killing Wood, but his lawyer was asking for a manslaughter conviction because Overby said he didn’t remember what happened and didn’t mean to harm her.

Crown pointed to evidence that Wood was stabbed multiple times, her throat was slit, and her blood was all over Overby’s basement.

A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence.

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