Topic: raymond cormier trial

Police chief said Winnipeg police did their best to investigate killing of Tina Fontaine

Police Chief Danny Smyth says Winnipeg investigators did the best they could in an effort to investigate the 2014 death of Tina Fontaine.

Crown's 'very thin case' against Raymond Cormier made conviction unlikely, lawyers say

While the acquittal of Raymond Cormier on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine shocked many people, legal experts say there wasn't much else the jury could do.

Indigenous leaders call for change after 'all the systems' failed Tina Fontaine

Indigenous leaders in Manitoba say Canadian systems failed Tina Fontaine, and Canadians need to work together to fix them.

Jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine

A jury has found Raymond Cormier not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old girl from Sagkeeng First Nation north of Winnipeg.

'I'm not a saint': What Raymond Cormier revealed to CBC about the case against him in Tina Fontaine's death

It wasn't a totally unexpected call. What was unexpected was how quickly Raymond Cormier got in touch with CBC. A jury in Winnipeg is now deliberating the fate of Cormier, who has pleaded not guilty in the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.

'Calm before the storm' as jury deliberates on Raymond Cormier murder trial: MKO grand chief

The leader of a group representing Manitoba First Nations says while she can't predict the verdict the jury will reach in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier, she knows the outcome will be hard on the family of victim Tina Fontaine.

Raymond Cormier won't testify at trial for murder of Tina Fontaine as defence rests case

Raymond Cormier won't testify at his trial for the murder of Tina Fontaine. His defence team told the court they will not be bringing forward any of their own evidence and they rested their case Thursday.

Raymond Cormier discusses death of Tina Fontaine in police recordings as Crown wraps case

The Crown wrapped up its case in the trial of Raymond Cormier by playing audio recordings made by police in which he talks about the killing of Tina Fontaine.

Duvet cover that held Tina Fontaine's body belonged to Raymond Cormier, former friend testifies

A former friend of Raymond Cormier told court he saw the man accused of killing Tina Fontaine with the duvet cover police found wrapped around her body.

Police, hospital, child welfare workers all saw Tina Fontaine in 12 hours before disappearance

Witnesses during the second week of the murder trial of Raymond Cormier gave a more detailed picture of what happened to 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in the hours before she was last seen at a Winnipeg hotel.

Raymond Cormier tried to run away from police during arrest, officer testifies at murder trial

Raymond Cormier's trial heard Wednesday that the man accused of killing Tina Fontaine tried to run away from police when they arrested him, and saw a videotaped interview with police in which he denied killing the teen.

Tina Fontaine looked younger than 15, shelter worker testifies

The trial of Raymond Cormier heard from several adults who saw 15-year-old Tina Fontaine in the weeks before she died.

Raymond Cormier's DNA was not found on several items connected to Tina Fontaine, expert testifies

A DNA expert, an RCMP fibres analyst and a homicide detective testified at Raymond Cormier's second-degree murder trial on Thursday about evidence including hairs, fibres and a duvet — none of which they said could be connected with Cormier.

Women testify duvet found with Tina Fontaine belonged to Raymond Cormier

A woman who knew Raymond Cormier said when police showed her a photo of the duvet that was wrapped around Tina Fontaine's body it sent shivers up her spine.

Defence questions whether drugs killed Tina Fontaine but toxicologist says it's unlikely

The defence lawyer for Raymond Cormier on Tuesday asked a toxicologist who examined the body of Tina Fontaine about whether drugs and alcohol could've led to the 15-year-old Indigenous girl's death.

Raymond Cormier spoke of wanting to have sex with Tina Fontaine days before her death, Crown tells court

The man accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was hoping to have sex with her days before the Indigenous girl washed up on the shores of the Red River, the Crown attorney says.
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Police still building case against alleged killer of Tina Fontaine

CBC News has learned that additional samples have been collected from Raymond Cormier while he awaits trial for the murder of Tina Fontaine.