A Saskatchewan woman convicted of conspiring to kill her husband is appealing her conviction.
The paperwork was filed on Wednesday at the Court of Appeal on behalf of Angela Nicholson.
The appeal, filed on Wednesday by her lawyer, Ron Piche, said the presiding judge failed to properly explain to the jury what would be required in order for Nicholson to be convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
The defense argues, in order for guilt to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, Nicholson would have had to follow through with the plan.
A judge gave Nicholson, and her co-accused, Curtis Vey, three years for each count of conspiracy to be served at the same time on Sept. 2.
The Crown had argued the pair planned to kill Vey’s wife, Brigitte, in a house fire, and Nicholson’s husband, Jim Taylor, by drugging him and making him disappear.
The trial, in Prince Albert, heard Brigitte Vey hid an iPod under a kitchen table and secretly recorded her husband and Nicholson hatching the plan in July, 2013.
A jury found the two guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in June, 2016.