The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the acquittal of an abused woman who tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband, but the decision released today also ordered the Crown to drop her case.
With all proceedings against her stayed in the 8-1 decision, Nicole Doucet Ryan cannot be retried for counselling to commit murder.
Doucet, as she is now known, a high school teacher in southwestern Nova Scotia, was arrested in March 2008 and charged with counselling an undercover police officer to kill Michael Ryan.
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