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An aerial view of the Prairie Green landfill in the rural municipality of Rosser in Manitoba. A new Probe Research poll suggests two percentage points separate those who support a search of the landfill for the remains of two Indigenous women (47 per cent), compared to those who don't (45 per cent). (Trevor Brine/CBC)

CBC Manitoba: Opinion poll about alleged serial killer ‘distressing and disheartening,’ says daughter of slain woman

February 15, 2024 — 

Brandon Trask, a law professor at the University of Manitoba and a former prosecutor, said the poll may also be a way for the defence to make an argument Skibicki wouldn’t get a fair trial if the issue was put to a jury.

Skibicki’s defence lawyers had argued for a judge-alone trial, but that application was denied.

“This is just, I think, a way for the defence to sort of build that record, essentially, to potentially try for an appeal,” Trask said.

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