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Wendy Scott facing charge of break and enter; MHPS believe incident to be drug-related

By Medicine Hat News on August 8, 2017.

A Medicine Hat woman who had murder charges against her stayed in January faces a fresh charge of housebreaking with intent to commit a crime.

“On July 19, the Medicine Hat Police Service received a complaint from a multi-dwelling residence in the area of the 1100 block of First Street SW,” said Insp. Brent Secondiak, with the MHPS. “The victim at the time said two people had come into her suite and attempted to collect some money that was allegedly owed to somebody else.”

It appears that it was drug-related, said Secondiak.

“As a result of the investigation we have charged two persons with break and enter with intent,” he said.

Charged is Wendy Joy Scott, who also goes by the surname Herman. Also charged is Kristy Miller.

Scott was arrested following the homicide of Casey Armstrong over the Victoria Day long weekend in 2011. Scott was convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced in November 2012 to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 10 years. However, the Alberta Court of Appeal ordered a retrial in October 2015.

This retrial never went ahead, as a Court of Queen’s Bench justice granted the Crown’s request for a stay of proceedings on Jan. 13, 2017. This means that the Crown has one year to re-initiate charges against Scott, or they will be automatically withdrawn.

A similar stay of proceedings occurred with Scott’s co-accused, Connie Oakes, in April 2016.

Both Scott and Miller were held before a Justice of the Peace, and both were released with conditions.

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