Nova Scotia

Resolution conference set for Amanda Greene

The case of a 19-year-old Eastern Passage woman accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend may wrap up next month.

The case of a 19-year-old Eastern Passage woman accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend may wrap up next month.

A new date for a resolution conference for Amanda Greene has been set for July 28.

The session with a judge, defence lawyer and prosecutor is a way to resolve the case quickly without going to trial. If there's no agreement, Greene will have to return to court on Aug. 10 to set a trial date.

Greene, of Eastern Passage, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of her former boyfriend, Dillon Jewett.

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.

Earlier this month, Kyle Gowen, 23, admitted he shot Jewett in the head. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 15 years.

Steven Gowen, 21, pleaded guilty to accessory to murder after the fact for trying to help his brother. He was sentenced to three years in prison, minus the eight months he has already served.

Greene waived her right to a preliminary hearing earlier this month so her case could move quickly to a higher court. She is free on bail.

James William Patterson, 21, is the fourth person charged in Jewett's death. He is due in court on July 4 for election and plea on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact.

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