Manitoba granted leave to appeal over new trial for convicted murderer

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WINNIPEG - Canada's highest court will hear arguments against a new trial that was ordered for a man convicted of killing a Winnipeg teenager 30 years ago.

In October, the Manitoba Court of Appeal ordered the trial for Mark Grant in the 1984 death of Candace Derksen.

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

The Supreme Court of Canada has now granted Manitoba prosecutors leave to appeal that decision.

Derksen was 13 when she disappeared on her way home from school.

Her body was found six weeks later, bound and frozen in a storage shed.

Organizations: Manitoba Court, Supreme Court of Canada

Geographic location: Manitoba, WINNIPEG, Canada

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