Supreme Court denies Jacques Delisle's bid for new trial

Retired judge will spend the rest of his life behind bars

The former Quebec Superior Court judge who murdered his wife in 2009 has had his bid for a new trial rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada.

78-year-old Jacques Delisle is currently serving a life term for the death.

During his first trial he had claimed the 71-year-old Nicole Rainville, who was left partially paralyzed by a stroke, had killed herself, and that he had happened on the body when he returned to their Quebec City condo.

She was found shot in the head.

The Crown has argued that Delisle was seeing his secretary at the time of the killing, and wanted to be rid of his wife to avoid potentially costly divorce proceedings.

Delisle lost a bid for a new trial with the Quebec Court of Appeal in May.

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  1. ric posted on 12/13/2013 08:51 AM
    Bravo to the Supreme court of Canada and the Quebec court of appeals. Rot in jail.
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