Court Rejects Galloway Appeal

Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 13:01



The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a former native leader convicted of dangerous driving causing death.


The appeal court’s decision into the case of Rita Galloway came down earlier this morning.


Galloway was convicted last November and sentenced in April to 2-and-a-half years in prison.


She appealed both the conviction and the sentence, but the appeal court says both will stand.


The court has also unanimously dismissed the Crown’s appeal of the sentence, which prosecutors felt was too light.


Galloway was behind the wheel of a car involved in a fatal collision just west of Prince Albert in 2002.


The crash claimed the life of a 16-year-old girl.


Galloway is the former head of the First Nations Accountability Coalition.