Ottawa — An eastern Ontario woman convicted of poisoning her husband by adding antifreeze to his wine will not get a chance to carry her case to the country's top court.
The Supreme Court of Canada, in a decision released without comment, refused to hear an appeal from Cherrylle Dell of Killaloe, Ont., who is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder.
The death of Scott Dell in 1995 was ruled a suicide until Cherrylle Dell's former lesbian lover came forward to accuse her.
The ex-lover, Nancy Fillmore, later died in a house fire set by Brent Crawford – who was Cherrylle Dell's new lover.
Mr. Crawford was convicted of murder and Cherrylle Dell was found guilty of a lesser charge in that crime.
The appeal in the death of Scott Dell centred on whether there was enough evidence to prove that it was a murder rather than a suicide.