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Elwin Goodpipe appealing conviction DO designation

His latest manslaughter conviction relates to the May 29, 2016 death of 56-year-old Aubertin, who was shot by Goodpipe’s accomplice during a botched robbery.Even though Goodpipe didn’t fire the fatal shot, he was found guilty and sentenced as a party to the offence — a fact Goodpipe intends to argue should result in the overturning of his conviction and sentence.“There was little evidence,” Goodpipe wrote in his handwritten appeal. “The test used as a ‘party’ to the offence may have violated my Charter rights. I do not meet the requirements to be a dangerous offender.”The appeal contained no further grounds, although Goodpipe said he intends to arrange for legal representation.If the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal does order a new trial, Goodpipe wants it held before a judge sitting without a jury.hpolischuk@postmedia.comtwitter.com/LPHeatherP Facebook / REGwp A man handed an indeterminate sentence following his second conviction for manslaughter is asking the province’s highest court to overturn his conviction and order a new trial.Elwin Michael Goodpipe, 36, filed his appeal early this week, less than two weeks after a Regina Court of Queen’s Bench judge deemed him a dangerous offender and handed down the indeterminate sentence.Goodpipe is appealing both his conviction and sentence.Following a trial in the spring of 2018, a jury found Goodpipe guilty of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of Andre Aubertin. The Crown subsequently announced its intention to launch dangerous offender proceedings against Goodpipe, who already had a significant history of violence including a past manslaughter conviction.A hearing was held, at the end of which Regina Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Meghan McCreary decided the Crown had proven its case against Goodpipe.In sentencing him, McCreary referenced Goodpipe’s violent past, which includes having played a role in the 2004 beating and shooting death of Wayne Gerald Friday. REGINA: Andre Aubertin read more

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