Murder victim's family frustrated with trial delay
Tina Eisnor killed two years ago in New Germany
The family of a South Shore woman who was killed two years ago says it is taking too long to get her accused killer to trial.
In April, 47-year-old Wayne Paul Eisnor was found fit to stand trial for the first-degree murder of his wife, Tina Eisnor.
Now, Wayne Paul Eisnor's lawyer has applied for a judicial review of that ruling.
Jody Illingworth, Tina's brother, told CBC News the family is tired of waiting for Wayne Eisnor to go to trial.
"[The] criminal system is nothing but a game, it is nothing. It has let everybody down," he said.
Tina Eisnor was shot and killed two years ago in the parking lot of a grocery store in New Germany.
Police say Eisnor — of Barss Corner, N.S. — then tried to kill himself, but survived with brain damage.
In October 2010, Eisnor was found not fit to stand trial but in April, a provincial court judge ruled Eisnor's condition had improved and ordered him to go to trial.
Now in an unusual move, Eisnor's lawyer is asking the Supreme Court to review the ruling.
Illingworth said he believes this is just another stalling tactic.
"He's been playing the system for two years now and it's about time somebody stands up and fights for Tina instead of fighting for Wayne," he said.
Illingworth said the waiting has been difficult for his family. His father, Rayburn, died two months ago. Illingworth said he believes his father never got over his daughter's death and the fact his former son-in-law still hasn't gone to trial.