Accused in homicide investigation agrees to remain in custody

A woman arrested after a homicide in Dawson Creek has agreed to remain in custody pending further hearings.

Candice Dawn Shearer is accused of killing Anna Sheppard at her home on 116th Ave. in Dawson Creek on the evening of Nov. 12.

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On Nov. 17, Shearer appeared before a judge in Dawson Creek provincial court on a charge of manslaughter. 

While anyone who is jailed has the right to apply for release, Shearer declined and consented to remain in custody. She is still allowed to seek bail at another time. 

Shearer, born in 1986, was held in the cells at the Dawson Creek RCMP detachment and appeared via video feed. 

A publication ban prevents media from reporting any details from the hearing. 

Police have not released the name of the victim. However, family at the hearing confirmed Sheppard’s identity. 

Canada’s Criminal Code defines manslaughter as a form of homicide committed without an intent to cause death. It carries a minimum sentence of four years in prison if a firearm was used in the offence, with a maximum sentence of life. 

Shearer has not been found guilty of the crime. She next appears in court Nov. 29.

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