McClintic court application to review prison transfer discontinued in Alberta
EDMONTON - Lawyers for a woman convicted of killing eight-year-old Tori Stafford say they have withdrawn an application for a review of their client's move from a healing lodge back to prison.
Calgary lawyers Kelsey Sitar and Sarah Rankin say in an email that the application on behalf of Terri-Lynn McClintic was discontinued last week and is no longer active.
However, the application still went before an Edmonton judge, who ruled Monday that a review of McClintic's transfer is warranted, but additional papers needed to be filed.
McClintic's lawyers did not say if they intend to renew the application in Alberta or another jurisdiction after Monday's decision.
McClintic and her boyfriend, Michael Rafferty, are serving life sentences for the first-degree murder of Tori, who was abducted while walking home from school in Woodstock, Ont. in 2009.
She was repeatedly raped and bludgeoned with a hammer.
Full statement from McClintic's lawyers :
I can confirm Ms. McClintic’s habeas corpus application in Alberta was discontinued on May 10, 2019. Habeas corpus applications concern review of decisions about and conditions of an inmate’s detention. They are not applications for damages or compensation. The application was for a review of the legality of Ms. McClintic’s transfer and its compliance with applicable legislation and rules. The application is no longer active.