Supreme Court upholds first-degree murder convictions for father and stepmother who killed Meika Jordan – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

Meika Jordan, 6, was tortured and murdered in November 2011.

Convictions of first-degree murder against a father and stepmother who killed six-year-old Meika Jordan have been upheld by Canada’s top court.

Meika was tortured and murdered in November 2011.

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) began hearing the case on Monday morning and several hours later dismissed all appeals by Spencer Jordan and Marie Magoon.

Jordan and Magoon were originally convicted of second-degree murder, but the Alberta Court of Appeal upgraded the convictions to first-degree murder in December 2016.

The SCC refused to hear an appeal to have the convictions quashed altogether-but did hear arguments on the Alberta Court of Appeal decision to upgrade the charge.

All nine justices of the SCC heard the case, and will provide written reasons at a later date.

Meika died on Nov. 14, 2011. She was tortured for days leading up to her death-forced to run stairs, dragged up and down the stairs by her ankles, repeatedly hit and even burned.

Both Jordan and Magoon confessed to police in an undercover Mr. Big sting operation.

Source: Supreme Court upholds first-degree murder convictions for father and stepmother who killed Meika Jordan – Calgary | Globalnews.ca

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