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CP NewsAlert: Crown won't appeal acquittal of accused in Tina Fontaine case

Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm EDT

Family and supporters of Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine's great-aunt and the woman who raised her, march past the Manitoba law courts Friday, February 23, 2018, in Winnipeg the day after the jury delivered a not-guilty verdict in the 2nd degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG – Manitoba Justice says the Crown will not appeal the acquittal of a man who was accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.

The Crown says in a statement that only errors in law can be appealed, and it has decided there weren’t any.

A jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty last month of second-degree murder in Tina’s death.

Her body was found in Winnipeg’s Red River in August 2014.

The Crown says it has advised Tina’s family of the decision.

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