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Sentencing hearing for man who killed Manitoba woman in botched robbery – StarPhoenix

April 17, 2019

WINNIPEG — The best friend of a Manitoba Indigenous woman killed during a botched robbery looked at a man found guilty in the death and asked how a life could be worth only $45.

In January, a jury convicted Jason Meilleur of manslaughter in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine.

Fontaine was shot and her Winnipeg home set on fire in 2017 when three men came to her house to collect on a drug debt her boyfriend owed.

Fontaine was the cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose body was found three years earlier in the Red River, and whose death fuelled renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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