Another Manitoba conviction overturned -

Another Manitoba conviction overturned

Acquittal of Kyle Unger adds to questions surrounding legendary Crown prosecutor


Kyle Unger is a free man after Manitoba justice officials withdrew murder charges against him in the 1990 killing of a teenage girl, admitting they don’t have enough evidence to retry him. Unger, 38, had spent 14 years in prison for the killing of 16-year-old Brigitte Grenier. Today, the province’s deputy attorney general told a court that DNA testing shows no trace of Unger on any of the exhibits and does not link him to the crime scene. The acquittal will add to already intense scrutiny of the record of George Dangerfield, the Crown who won the conviction against Unger. Once legendary in provincial legal circles, Dangerfield has now seen three of his high profile convictions overturned— Thomas Sophonow and James Driskell and Unger. A fourth man, Frank Ostrowski Sr., has been granted bail after serving 23 years for the murder of a suspected police informant named Robert Nieman. A federal investigation of that case concluded that a miscarriage of justice had “likely occurred.”

CBC News


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