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A look at how Brenda Moreside's case has wound through the legal system

11/17/2013 10:00 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
A look at how Brenda Moreside's case has wound through the legal system:

Feb. 13, 2005: Brenda Moreside calls 911 to report that her drunken boyfriend is breaking into their home in High Prairie, Alta. She's told there's nothing RCMP can do because it's his house too.

Feb. 25, 2005: Mounties act on a tip and find Moreside's body in the home. She had been stabbed to death.

Feb. 26, 2005: Officers arrest Stanley Willier at his brother's apartment in Edmonton and charge him with second-degree murder.

Dec. 8, 2006: Willier is acquitted. The judge tossed a confession Willier made to police, because Willier wasn't given a reasonable opportunity to consult with the lawyer of his choice.

April 3, 2008: Alberta's Court of Appeal rules the trial judge made errors and orders a new trial. Willier challenges the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Oct. 8, 2010: The Supreme Court determines Willier was given ample opportunity to talk with a lawyer before the confession. It dismisses his appeal and upholds Appeal Court's order for a new trial.

June 6, 2011: Willier pleads guilty to manslaughter. He is sentenced to 13 years but, with time spent in pre-trial custody, gets a total of 10 years.

Nov. 18, 2013: The fatality inquiry into Moreside's death to begin.