Manitoba

Bail denied to youth accused in Charleswood murder of Kathleen Leary

The accused was known to Leary and charged with second degree murder in relation to her death in May.

The court heard Wednesday that three different weapons were used in the murder

Kathleen Leary was killed inside her home on Cheltenham Cove, in Winnipeg's Charleswood neighbourhood, on May 19, 2015 (Facebook)

Bail was denied Wednesday to the youth accused of murdering Kathleen Leary. 

Leary, 66, originally from Norway House Cree Nation, was called a "tireless advocate" by those that knew her and left behind four daughters. 

The youth was known to Leary and charged in May with second degree murder in relation to her death. The accused cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The accused "appears to be caught in a web of lies," Judge Rocky Pollack said in provincial court Wednesday before rejecting the bail bid. 

​The court heard how the woman was killed using three different weapons. She was killed inside her home on Cheltenham Cove in Winnipeg's Charleswood neighbourhood around 6 p.m. on May 19. 

When police arrived, she was found suffering from injuries to her upper body and later died.

Greg Brodsky, the attorney representing the defendant, said they hope to have more information by the next court date including DNA and fingerprinting test results. 

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