Bail denied in Kent Owen Hill retrial

BRANTFORD ‑ Kent Owen Squire-Hill of Six Nations, has been denied bail as he awaits a new trial in connection with the death of his former girlfriend Tashina General.

He is currently serving a life sentence for second degree murder in the death of General and the couple’s unborn child in 2008.

Superior Court Justice Stephen Glithero made the decision recently, following a bail hearing which took place on December 11, 2015. The judge’s reasons, as well as the details of the bail hearing, are protected by a court ordered publication ban.

Squire-Hill’s appeal against his conviction was based on the fact that the trial judge had erred at the time in instructing the jury on the definition of intent and the defence of provocation. He also argued that the Crown attorneys had improperly cross-examined him on his statement to police.

The Ontario Court of Appeals ruled that there was no merit in the cross-examination argument, however they did find merit in his other points of appeal and awarded the new trial.

Squire-Hill remains in custody and is set to appear in court again on January 28, 2016 .

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