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Greene waives right to preliminary hearing

The court case against Amanda Greene has been delayed after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday so that the case will move quickly to a higher court.

The court case against Amanda Greene has been delayed after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing Friday so that the case will move quickly to a higher court.

She's due back in court later this month.

The 19-year-old from Eastern Passage is charged with first degree murder in the killing of her former boyfriend, Dillon Jewett.

She came to provincial court in Shubenacadie Friday surrounded by family members.

Jewett, 18, was found dead in a quarry in East Uniacke on Oct. 3. All-terrain vehicle drivers discovered the body in a wooded area near a trail.

When the case goes to Supreme Court, Greene could plead guilty to a lesser charge, which is what happened with two brothers, her co-accused in the case.

Greene could also enter a plea on the first degree murder charge and possibly set dates for a trial.

Brothers Kyle and Steven Gowen were originally charged with first degree murder

This week, Kyle Gowen, 23, pleaded guilty to second degree murder. He admitted that he shot Jewett in the head at the quarry.

He was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 15 years.

His younger brother Steven, 21, pleaded guilty to accessory to murder after the fact. He was sentenced to three years in prison minus the eight months he's already served.

Greene was a first-year Dalhousie University student when she was arrested. She has no previous criminal record.

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