What’s Current: Suspected Winnipeg serial killer charged with murder of four Indigenous women

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  • A 35-year-old man named Jeremy Skibicki, believed to have murdered four Indigenous women, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of the two women, Rebecca Contois, and an unidentified woman that police and community leaders have named Buffalo Woman. Skibicki has been held at the Milner Ridge Correctional Centre since May 2022, when he was charged with the first-degree murder of Rebecca Contois after portions of her remains were found in a dumpster outside an apartment complex. Police Chief Danny Smyth told reporters that investigators believe the remains of Marcedes Myran and Morgan Beatrice Harris have been found in a landfill near Stony Mountain, Manitoba.
  • Iranian state media dismisses official statements that the country’s strict hijab mandate for women is under review, and that the country’s hardline morality police have been “abolished” amid nationwide protests against the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
  • A Paralympic army veteran testifies that a Canadian official offered to provide her with equipment for medically-assisted death while she applied for a home wheelchair lift from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • An Orthodox news outlet in Israel issues an apology to a group of women after blurring their faces out of a published photo, and will pay each of them compensation. The photo shows a meeting held last December between President Isaac Herzog and leaders of the non-Orthodox movements, in which both men and women participated. Only the women’s faces were blurred out.
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Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.