Manning challenges manslaughter verdict


Jeannie Manning is appealing her three-year manslaughter conviction, according to a notice of appeal filed with the Nunavut Court of Justice.

Manning fatally stabbed her former boyfriend, Davidee Adla, in Iqaluit on September 1, 2001. She began serving her sentence at the Fort Smith Women’s Correctional Facility in April this year.

Manning disagrees with Judge Paul Chrumka’s finding that the attack was not in self-defence. “Three years was excessive given the circumstances,” she says in the notice of appeal dated June 20.

Since the appeal was filed, Manning was transferred to a detention centre in the south.

Last week, her trial lawyer, Susan Cooper, said she was unsure if Manning is still pursuing the appeal. Cooper will not be Manning’s lawyer in the event of an appeal, Cooper said.

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