She was sexually assaulted and killed in a Winnipeg parkade in 2011.
This week, the man accused in 73-year-old Elizabeth Lafantaisie’s death is facing a jury.
Thomas Brine has pleaded not guilty to first degree murder in the death of the Winnipeg senior. Court heard the two were strangers.
In her opening statement, Crown Attorney Nancy Fazenda told the jury they will hear Lafantaisie was sexually assaulted and strangled in a parkade in the south end of the city on Feb. 18, 2011.
Fazenda says over the next week, jurors will hear from multiple witnesses, including the person who saw the victim last before she was killed – the woman who employed Lafantaisie as a housekeeper.
The Crown says it will also present DNA evidence linking the two.
Fazenda says the jury will be shown photos from a car wash of Brine and Lafantaisie’s car.
Video of Brine’s statement to police will be played in court.