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Man gets life for 40 year old Murder of 12 year old
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:09:43 AM »
From CBC news:
London, Ont., man pleads guilty to murder in 1970 missing girl case
Manion gets life sentence in slaying of 12-year-old northern Ontario girl

A London, Ont., man pleaded guilty in a northern Ontario court on Wednesday to the murder of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared nearly 40 years ago, his lawyer said.

Barry Vincent Manion, appearing in a Haileybury, Ont., court, received a life sentence for second-degree murder with no possibility of parole for 10 years in Katherine May Wilson's 1970 disappearance in Kirkland Lake.

Her body has never been found.

The 61-year-old was arrested in January and initially charged with first-degree murder, abduction and forcible confinement.

Manion, who most recently lived in London, resided in Kirkland Lake when Katherine went missing on Oct. 10, 1970. He is a distant cousin of the missing girl, her family has said.

The girl had been picking up groceries for her mother, Aline Wilson, on the afternoon she went missing on the town's outskirts. Katherine called home just before 5 p.m. to ask whether she could buy a can of pop or a bag of chips with the leftover change.

Her mother agreed, and Katherine said she was going to walk home. Katherine's two sisters walked out to meet her halfway, but the girl never showed up.

An exhaustive police search that included dogs, helicopters and boats lasted for several weeks.

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