Antifreeze murderer's bid for appeal rejected

Canadian Press

POSTED AT 11:05 AM EDT ON 13/04/06

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.