Supreme Court dismisses appeals from B.C. murderer and Montreal woman
A pedestrian is shown walking past the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011. (Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- Canada's top court has rejected appeal bids by a convicted murderer from B.C. and a Quebec women convicted for trying to kill her husband.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday it won't hear appeals from Peter Quon San Wong and Elena-Gabriela Zugravescu.
Wong was convicted in February 2012 of first-degree murder for killing a sex worker and discharging a firearm at her pimp inside a Burnaby, B.C. condo as part of a botched robbery.
Wong was just shy of his 18th birthday at the time of the offence, but was sentenced as an adult to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years after an application by the Crown.
He was appealing on the grounds the trial judge erred in instructions to the jury.
Zugravescu was convicted of multiple charges, including attempted murder, in 2012 for stabbing her then husband multiple times while inside a Montreal subway station during rush hour in June 2010.
The stabbing followed a history of domestic violence.
Zugravescu alleged she had a blackout or temporary amnesia at the time of the assault and was appealing her conviction.
The Supreme Court does not typically provide reasons for accepting or rejecting a request to hear a case.