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Title: PJ top found near body
Post by: Carol-Lynn on February 16, 2008, 08:25:42 AM
PJ top found near body

MEDICINE HAT -- A pyjama top was found in bushes near the decomposing body of a teen girl, and the matching bottoms were in the accused's laundry basket, says the RCMP officer who was first on the scene.

Const. Amy Appleby showed the pyjamas, along with other evidence, to jurors yesterday in the trial of Colin Winsor, 31.

Winsor is charged with second-degree murder and indecent interference with human remains in the death of Ashton Moen.

Moen, 17, was last seen alive leaving a department store in Brooks with Winsor at about 1 p.m. on June 19, 2006.

He admitted to police that he took her to his apartment that afternoon, but told them he dropped her off at the same department store at about 2 p.m. Her body was found July 1, 2006.

Appleby took the call reporting the discovery of possible human remains south of Brooks. A Calgary man visiting friends nearby was walking with his dog when the pet started acting strangely and drew him toward something about three metres from the road.

The hands and feet were tied with shoelaces and the head and feet were covered with garbage bags, Appleby said.

The body was facedown, bound with knotted cable and wrapped in a blanket.

The police officer said she recognized it as human partly because it was lying in a fetal position.

She also said she thought it was female because of the long fingernails.

Title: Re: PJ top found near body
Post by: Carol-Lynn on March 05, 2008, 07:07:07 AM
March 5, 2008
Brooks man guilty of killing teenage girl

MEDICINE HAT -- A 31-year-old man has been found guilty of killing a 17-year-old girl and dumping her body in a ditch along a remote country road in southern Alberta.

A jury took just over eight hours yesterday to convict Colin Winsor of Brooks, of second-degree murder and indecent interference with human remains.

His trial was told he admitted to striking young Ashton Moen, but Winsor, who was engaged at the time, maintained it was self-defence because the girl had come at him with a knife after he told her he didn't want a relationship with her.

The badly decomposed body of the Grade 11 student was found wrapped in a blanket, tied with cable and her head and feet were covered in plastic bags.

The Crown had argued that Winsor offered police several different versions of what happened the day Moen died.

Those versions included variations on whether or not they had sex, whether or not it was consensual, and whether she was dead by the time he put the plastic bag over her head.

Winsor cried upon hearing the verdict, while his parents clutched each other and were clearly distressed.

Moen's family showed no emotion.

The jury was expected to come back later yesterday with a recommendation on sentencing.

The sentence for second-degree murder is life in prison with no chance of parole for a minimum of 10 years.

Title: Re: PJ top found near body
Post by: Chris on March 05, 2008, 11:58:37 PM
I remember that case. Me and Bro filmed a short movie near Med Hat just days before and were in that Wal-mart. It was very sad. What a sick man, why does a 31 year old have a interest in a 17 year old anyway?
Title: Re: PJ top found near body
Post by: Sap1 on September 16, 2016, 10:44:15 AM
The murdering lowlife served less than 4 yrs for a gruesome murder. Every i is dotted and every t crossed when it comes to the "rights" of a murdering lowlife, and the victims get absolutely no rights. Their rights were taken in cold blood murder.

Remember this name and don't let him near your daughters ... Colin Winsor


Murder victim's family shocked at killer's sentence

Published Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:08PM MDT
A Brooks family is shocked and angry at the sentence given to the man who admitted to killing their teenage daughter.
Colin Winsor, 34, was to stand trial on second degree murder charges in the death of 17-year-old Ashton Moen.
But in a surprise move on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Winsor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars, but after time served that means he'll serve 44 months in jail.
The teen's body was found dumped in a ditch near Brooks in July, 2006 after missing for nearly two weeks.
The pair worked together at the local Walmart.
In an agreed statement of facts, Winsor said the couple argued in his apartment, he punched her in the throat and dumped her body.
Winsor was originally convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
He appealed and won a new trial.
He cut the plea deal with the Crown after key evidence in the case became inadmissible.