New court date set for woman accused in Jewett death
A young Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia woman charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend will have her case moved to a resolution conference.
Amanda Allison Greene, 19, appeared in Windsor Supreme Court today to face charges stemming from the death of 18-year-old Dillon Blair Jewett.
"I'm not prepared to say what our position is at this time but…resolution has the operative resolve in it," says her lawyer, Brian Smith. "That's what we would be attempting to do, is find some conclusion to the case that is acceptable to the Crown and is acceptable to us."
Jewett's body was found in a quarry in East Uniacke, north of Halifax, in October 2010. A group of people had been riding bikes and all-terrain vehicles in the area when they discovered Jewett's body and called 911.
Steven Shaun Gowen and his brother Kyle Brian Gowen, also of Eastern Passage, have already been sentenced for their involvement in Jewett's death.
Steven Gowen, 21, pleaded guilty to accessory to murder after the fact and was sentenced to three years in prison on June 9.
He had been in prison since he was arrested in October 2010. The time he has already served will count towards his sentence, which means he will remain in prison for another two years and four months.
Kyle Gowen, 23, admitted during his trial that he shot Jewett in the head. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years on June 7.
Greene is free on bail. She waived her right to a preliminary hearing earlier this month which means her case could be heard in a higher court.
She is due back in court for a resolution conference on July 28.