Lawyers for man accused of killing Manitoba women argue publicity creates juror bias

By Brittany Hobson  The Canadian Press WINNIPEG MAN.,-A psychologist who went over hundreds of media stories about the killings of four women in Winnipeg says pretrial publicity creates bias in jurors. Dr. Christine Ruva, a professor and chair of psychology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, testified Tuesday in the case of Jeremy Skibicki. Skibicki, 37, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder. The partial remains of Rebecca Contois were found in a garbage bin and at a city-run landfill in 2022. Police have said they believe the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are at a different, privately owned landfill outside the city. The location of an unidentified woman Indigenous leaders have named Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe, or Buffalo Woman, is unknown. Skibicki’s lawyers have…

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