Nova Scotia

Greene's murder charge may be resolved: lawyer

A Cow Bay woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend had her case adjourned Thursday to give lawyers time to possibly resolve the case.

A Cow Bay woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of her former boyfriend had her case adjourned Thursday to give lawyers time to try to resolve the case.

Eighteen-year-old Amanda Allison Greene, who is free on bail, made a brief appearance in Shubenacadie provincial court.

Defence lawyer Brian Smith told the judge meetings are underway between the Crown and defence that could resolve the case. He would not elaborate.

"There are always talks that go on between the Crown and the defence lawyer," Smith said outside court. "I guess it's like writing a law school exam: once I get the mark, ask me how I think I did."

The body of Dillon Blair Jewett, 18, was found beside an all terrain vehicle path at the entrance to a quarry north of Halifax last October.

This is the second time this week there has been talk in court of a resolution of the charges in this case.

On Monday, lawyers for brothers Kyle Gowen, 22, and Steven Gowen,  21, who are also charged with first-degree murder, were given postponements until a resolution conference in June. The pair waived their preliminary inquiry.

Defence lawyer Brian Bailey, who represents Kyle Gowen, would say little about it, other than that the case would be discussed in a meeting among the lawyers, the accused and the judge.

Greene will be the first of the three accused to learn if her case has been resolved through negotiation instead of a trial. She is due back in court on May 30.

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