Halifax police rule February 2017 death of a woman a homicide 41 years after being shot

Deanna Conant was shot on June 23, 1976 in Lawrencetown, the shooter Wesley Elvin Poole, 34 killed himself that day.

41 years later, on February 16th 2017,  Deanna Conant, 77, died at a Halifax nursing home.

Dr. Matthew Bowes said “Scars are formed (over the injury) as the body heals itself, and I’m just left with a set of structural abnormalities in the spinal cord or the brain that are plausibly linked to the gunshot wound,”.