Supreme Court of Canada rejects Saskatchewan hit-man murder appeal

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The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of an Alberta man convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in a planned killing gone wrong.

Joshua Dylan Petrin was a high-ranking drug trafficker when he asked two of his associates to "take care'' of his right-hand man, who was planning to walk away from their criminal enterprise without his permission.

The hit men went to the wrong address and killed an innocent woman.

Petrin was convicted in a Saskatoon court in 2016 and filed an appeal to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal a year later, which he also lost.

Part of his failed appeal included new evidence of payments made to prosecution witnesses by police.

As per its custom, the Supreme Court gave no detailed reasons for why it decided not to hear the appeal.