Chilling details unveiling in murder conspiracy trial

By Spencer Sterritt
May 30, 2016 - 7:37pm

After her arrest, one of the two accused in a high-profile murder conspiracy trial revealed concerns about her husband's behaviour to police, a jury has learned.

Today, May 30, the jury at Prince Albert’s Court of Queen’s Bench watched video from the RCMP interrogation of Angela Nicholson, who is charged along with Curtis Vey for allegedly plotting to murder their spouses.

The pair was arrested on July 6, 2013 and released on bail a month later.

In the video, Nicholson explained her relationship with estranged husband Jim Taylor. The couple separated in 2009, and in 2010 she said Taylor sent her received a Christmas gift which included two knives engraved with their names and an empty perfume bottle with a note saying “dare me.”

Nicholson told officers she was concerned about a possible murder-suicide situation and said Taylor was stalking her.

After intense questioning, Nicholson began to cry and sat hunched over as she told investigators the plan was Vey’s idea. She said his wife would be drugged with sleeping pills before she would start a grease fire in the house.

Next in the trial, testimony and audio will be heard from when the RCMP planted officers in the cells of Vey and Nicholson during their time in custody.

There are still many witnesses left to take the stand, but both Crown and defense said they’re confident the trial will conclude by the end of the week.

 

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