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Michael Briscoe in Jail!!!::
« on: October 04, 2008, 03:04:23 PM »
Finally, this guy is in jail where he belongs. He is one of five who killed 13, Nina Courtepatte, at a golf course, along with Joseph Labouca, and another guy named Pyro, and a couple of girls!!

Joseph Laboucan has been charged with the death of Ellie May Myers, a few days previous to the killing of Nina Courtepatte, calling nina, "the Chosen One"

So now the question is, did Briscoe, and others kill Ellie May Myer, and her body found in the Serial Killing Grounds of Sherwood Park, and surrounding areas???

Briscoe, drove the car, helped lure Nina and her friend, he drove to the golf course, and held her down, while she was beaten, and rapedd. He was let go. WHY????  Let's hope he starts talking, as their may be more surprises along the way. Was he there at Ellie's slaying? How about any others?

A man who has been ordered to stand trial a second time in the golf-course slaying of an Edmonton teenager has been remanded in custody.

The judge's order came at Michael Briscoe's first court appearance after the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled earlier this week to overturn his acquittal at his first trial.

Briscoe was found not guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault in the death of Nina Courtepatte.

He was one of five people charged in the April 2005 sex slaying of the 13-year-old girl.

Briscoe must find a lawyer and will return to court Nov. 21.

A date for his new trial has not been set.


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Re: Michael Briscoe in Jail!!!::
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 03:58:53 PM »
All I can say about this is it's about time. What took them so long? Hopefully this time they get it right.


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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 11:00:06 PM »
Great News! A judge with some sense, I am very pleased.


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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 07:23:03 PM »
Top court sides with Crown in Courtepatte appeals
By Ben Gelinas and Karen Kleiss, edmontonjournal.comApril 8, 2010

EDMONTON — Michael Briscoe will again stand trial in the sex slaying of Edmonton teen Nina Courtepatte, and Joseph Laboucan’s first-degree murder conviction in the same case has been reinstated in a pair of decisions handed down Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Briscoe was initially acquitted, but the Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, because the judge didn’t consider the possibility that Briscoe was “wilfully blind.” The Supreme Court agreed.

“Even (Briscoe’s) own statements to police, on which the trial judge relied heavily, suggest that he had a strong, well-founded suspicion that someone would be killed at the golf course and that he may have been wilfully blind to the kidnapping and prospect of sexual assault,” the Supreme Court stated in its decision. “His statements also show that he deliberately chose not to inquire about what the members of the group intended to do, because he did not want to know.”

Briscoe, 34 at the time of Nina’s death, once again faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.

Laboucan was 19 when Nina died. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life before the conviction was overturned by the Alberta Court of Appeal.

The trial judge rejected Laboucan’s testimony, believing he had reason to lie. The Court of Appeal said this showed the judge did not presume Laboucan innocent.

Canada’s top court determined that the judge’s consideration of Laboucan’s motives in testimony did not undermine the presumption of innocence.

Nina’s mother lauded the decisions.

“They shouldn’t get away with what they think they were going to get away with. I’m glad that the Supreme Court said no, and they’re going to be put back in their place,” Nina’s mother Peacha Atkinson said.

Atkinson said she had trouble sleeping as she turned over the potential outcomes overnight.

“To me, it’s been drawn out, going on too long, and yet, in the same breath, I have to thank everybody — the Crown and the Appeal Crown — for going to bat for this case,” Atkinson said. “For that, I am so grateful. If I didn’t have them in my corner, I don’t know what would happen.”

Atkinson said she’ll be there to watch Briscoe’s new trial.

“Now that he’s going back to trial, we can rest a little bit easier. We’re not looking forward to going back to trial, but I’ll be sitting there,” she said.

She hopes this will send Briscoe a message.

“We can never get over the feeling of the loss. So by seeing my face, you’ll know the pain we’re going through every day,” she said.

Evidence in court revealed that on April 3, 2005, a group of mall rats invited Nina, 13, and her friend to a bush party. The group drove to a golf course outside Edmonton, where Nina was raped twice before being slashed and bludgeoned to death with a sledgehammer.

In all, five people were charged in connection with Nina’s death.

Michael Blaine “Pyro” Williams was 17 when he raped and helped beat Nina to death, then tried to light her clothes on fire.

In the face of DNA evidence, he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance at parole for 10 years. The sentence was upheld on appeal in 2008.

Williams’ girlfriend at the time was a troubled 16-year-old mall rat nicknamed Buffy who came along and held Nina down while she was repeatedly raped, then she used her “throwing knives” to slash the young girl’s throat and face.

Buffy was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault and now, at the age of 21, is serving a four-year jail term followed by three years of supervision. She is the only one to be sentenced as a youth, and she received the most severe sentence available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Crown prosecutors believe she should have been convicted of first-degree murder, and they have appealed the verdict.

Stephanie Rosa Bird was 17 when she helped lure Nina to the golf course and struck the first blow, hitting her victim in the head with a wrench. Then she helped hold the girl down, before she had a change of heart and left the scene. The first judge who heard the case convicted Bird of manslaughter, in part because she left before Nina was killed.

However, Bird’s case also went to the Supreme Court of Canada, and in December the high court replaced the manslaughter verdict with a first-degree murder conviction. She is now serving a life sentence with no chance at parole for 10 years.

Laboucan also faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Ellie May Meyer, an Edmonton sex-trade worker. His preliminary inquiry began last month.

With files from Janice Tibbetts, Canwest News Service

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal
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Re: Michael Briscoe in Jail!!!::
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 11:27:45 AM »
Uhm... not to sound completely cold hearted but... its karma isnt it?


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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 12:51:25 PM »
I wonder if "someone" had orders. There must be others out there that don't want their names spilled since he had hearings coming up.
Why is it that gang members go for the head?


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Re: Michael Briscoe in Jail!!!::
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 03:25:30 PM »
I agree Carol-Lynn.  How can the facts come out now for an official record?  These fools jumped the gun - it should have been done afterwards.  Karma.


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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 03:34:07 PM »
The last case I saw did not have to do jail time b/c of his altered mental condition after a severe beating in jail, so unless he improves dramatically, guess he will then be still a suspect. No jail time in that condition. Unless he improves, he will end up in a home for the menatally disabled, supported by taxpayers.


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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 10:39:16 PM »
So far the reports were from his family, and a mention from a spokesperson that these assaults will be looked into. Nothing at all confirmed that Briscoe is unfit to stand trial. For all we know it could have been a minor attack and family are adding his memory loss. Need to keep on top of can't happen that he goes free.

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2010, 09:40:42 AM »

Murder suspect hurt in prison beating
Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010 | 3:59 PM MT
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Michael Briscoe, shown here after his acquittal in 2007, was badly beaten while in the Edmonton Remand Centre, said his brother. (CBC)
Michael Briscoe, a suspect in the slayings of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte and prostitute Ellie May Meyer, is recovering from beatings received in Edmonton's Remand Centre, his brother said.

Briscoe is awaiting trial in the two murders. He was originally acquitted of the Courtepatte murder, but the Crown appealed.

Briscoe's brother Darren said the first of at least two beatings came in September.

"Usually someone comes from behind, puts him in a choke hold and then when they get him down they start to kick him in the ribs and the head and stuff like that," he said. "I know that he's had a broken cheek."

"The last time he got beaten up, he now speaks with a slurred voice and he has some short-term memory loss."

Briscoe said the most serious attack occurred when his brother had other inmates housed in his cell while he was in protective custody. He believes the beatings may be retribution by people who believe his brother is guilty of murder.

He said his brother has since been moved to another remand centre in the province. He won't say where for fear his brother will be attacked again.The Alberta Solicitor General's department was not able to comment on Briscoe's specific case because of privacy legislation.

But department spokeswoman Michelle Davio said the remand system is overcrowded and sometimes triple-bunking is required to accommodate every inmate.

"They do the best they can to put people into cells with compatible inmates so that nobody is hurt," she said. "It doesn't always work, but you know they do their best and they try to keep people separate as much as they can."

Davio said police are called when there is an assault in a provincial jail.

Edmonton Police Service confirmed a prisoner was charged after an assault in October. But they haven't said whether Briscoe was the victim of the attack.

Corrections and Clarifications
An earlier version of this story stated that the Alberta Solicitor General's department declined to comment for the story. In fact, the department was not able to comment on Briscoe's specific case because of privacy legislation. However, a department spokeswoman said the remand system is overcrowded and triple-bunking is sometimes required to accommodate every inmate. She added that they try to ensure people are put with compatible inmates so no one is hurt.
Nov. 25, 2010 | 3:40 p.m. MT

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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2010, 09:45:32 AM »
The blued sentence above tells you right there. If he had brain damage he would most certainly be in a hospital ICU or neuro-trauma unit. Rather he was moved to another jail. Good try brother Darren.


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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2010, 12:47:17 PM »
Interesting quote. What's compatible? Those with the same propensity? Those with no value over life? Those that harm others?...

"They do the best they can to put people into cells with compatible inmates so that nobody is hurt," she said. "It doesn't always work, but you know they do their best and they try to keep people separate as much as they can."


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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2012, 02:50:43 AM »
Michael Briscoe almost "throttled" in the prisoners box:

Accused killer attacked in Edmonton courtroom
CBC News Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:30 PM MT Last Updated: Mar 2, 2012 3:48 PM MT

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Proceedings in an Edmonton courtroom came to an abrupt halt Friday morning when a man attacked the accused in a double murder trial.

Michael Briscoe, who is on trial in the 2005 murders of Nina Courtepatte and Ellie May Meyer, was attacked by the man as he sat in the prisoner's box listening to arguments.

Michael Briscoe, on trial for two murders, was attacked in court Friday. (CBC)
Briscoe's lawyer and the Crown prosecutor were discussing whether certain evidence was admissable, when a man leapt over the partition separating the gallery from the court.

"All of a sudden a big huge guy jumped over the railing," said David Macleod, a police studies student at Grant MacEwan University who was in the courtroom.

The man ran at Briscoe who moved backwards, but ended up toppling over the box onto his head while the man grabbed at his throat.

The sheriff and Briscoe's lawyer Charles Davison managed to get a hold of the man, wrestling him to the ground and calling for help.

"He was a very big man," he said. "It was quite a few minutes before any other sheriffs came in."

Briscoe appeared to have some bruising to his neck, but told the court he was ready to continue Friday afternoon.

The man was taken into custody.

Briscoe's trial is scheduled for another five weeks.


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Briscoe gets life for teen's murder
13-year-old was lured from West Edmonton Mall
Michael Briscoe has been sentenced to life with no parole for 25 years for the first-degree murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte.

Charges of sexual assault and kidnapping associated with the 2005 killing were conditionally stayed.

Briscoe, 41, was found not guilty in the murder of Ellie May Meyer, who was killed two days earlier.

In his ruling Wednesday, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Keith Yamauchi read excerpts from a 108-page decision, in which he cited Joseph Laboucan as the main culprit, and considered Briscoe a possible accessory who drove the car to both murder scenes.

Yamauchi repeatedly labelled Briscoe an unreliable witness who deliberately exaggerated and fabricated statements, portraying himself as a "concerned and benevolent innocent" in Courtepatte's murder.

"Briscoe fabricated crucial aspects of his testimony," Yamauchi said. "He lied."

Briscoe was cleared of the first-degree murder of Meyer, a 33-year-old sex-trade worker. She was killed April 1, 2005, two days before Courtepatte, her beaten body found several weeks later in a field northeast of Edmonton.

Briscoe's ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Bird, had testified that he and Laboucan attacked Meyer after they picked her up in Edmonton and drove her out of the city. But Yamauchi accepted defence lawyer Charles Davison's argument that Bird was an unreliable witness.

Though Briscoe likely was present at the death of Ellie May Meyer, Yamauchi ruled he couldn't determine beyond a reasonable doubt that Briscoe knew she would be murdered. The same was not the case for Courtepatte, two days later.

On April 3, 2005, the teen was lured from West Edmonton Mall by a small group who promised to take her to a rave. Instead, they drove her to a golf course, where she was twice raped, then beaten to death. Her body was found the next day on a fairway.

Although Briscoe didn't sexually assault or kill the 13-year-old, he "knew or ought to have known" she would be murdered, Yamauchi ruled, adding that Briscoe aided in the sexual assaults.

Reading her victim impact statement, Courtepatte's mother recalled the day seven years ago when police arrived with the news her daughter had been murdered. She then had to fetch Nina's two younger siblings from school, bring them home, and explain what had happened.

"They asked us, 'who's going to make us pancake and eggs now?" said Peacha Atkinson. She then addressed Briscoe directly. "Why, why, why did you not save Nina that night?"

Briscoe bowed and shook his head at moments during the statement, occasionally looking over at his mother. When given a chance to speak, he claimed to not be violent, to have stopped criminal activities once his son was born, and to not really remember what happened that night.

"I never planned for her to be hurt," he said. "I couldn't go anywhere. I couldn't go up, I couldn't go down.

"Right now, it looks like I'm forced to go into a garbage can."

Briscoe was previously acquitted in Courtepatte's death, with the new trial ordered on appeal. Based on time served, he will be eligible for parole in 2031. Because Yamauchi said the sexual assault was "tied inextricably" with the murder, Briscoe will have to submit a DNA sample to the National Sex Offender Registry.

The verdict is likely one of the last chapters in the Courtepatte murder case. Four young people in the car with Briscoe and Courtepatte that night are already serving prison sentences for their roles in her death.

Bird was never charged in Meyer's death, but was found guilty of murder in the Courtepatte killing.

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