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.
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.