POLITICS

Winnipeg woman hopes Supreme Court will rule on new trial in daughter's death

10/31/2013 03:59 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg woman hopes the Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a decision to grant a new trial to a man convicted of murdering her daughter.

The Manitoba Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered a new trial for Mark Grant in the 1984 death of 13-year-old Candace Derksen.

The Appeal Court said the original judge didn't consider some evidence that could cast doubt on Grant's guilt.

Wilma Derksen, the girl's mother, says she hopes the Crown will seek to challenge the new trial before the Supreme Court.

Manitoba Justice says it hasn't decided yet whether it will file such an appeal, go ahead with a new trial or drop the case.

The Appeal Court ruling means Grant can apply for bail.

(CJOB)