A man from this province convicted of killing his common-law wife walked out of a B.C. court yesterday, as a free man.

Wade Skiffington was granted bail by a B.C. Supreme Court judge, pending an investigation into a possible wrongful conviction.

Skiffington was accused of murdering Wanda Martin in Richmond, B.C., and was convicted of second-degree murder in 2001 based on what his lawyers say was a false confession during a “Mr. Big police sting”.