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Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson is a freelance journalist who has been covering Sault Ste. Marie's courts and other local news for more than 35 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Judge throws out evidence in Tim Mitchell case

Judge throws out evidence in Tim Mitchell case

Excessive force, failure to inform accused of right to speak to lawyer result in successful charter challenge
Defence fighting admissibility of machete accused's words to police

Defence fighting admissibility of machete accused's words to police

Officer testifies man said 'I lost my mind'
Accused in machete attack intoxicated, but not 'completely smashed' — neighbour

Accused in machete attack intoxicated, but not 'completely smashed' — neighbour

Neighbour heard victim say 'Help me Chris, help me Chris'
Elliot Lake man admits to masked sex attack on 'virtual stranger'

Elliot Lake man admits to masked sex attack on 'virtual stranger'

Judge says people of Elliot Lake 'lived in fear' after the 2015 attack
Elliot Lake man admits to masked sex attack on 'virtual stranger'

Elliot Lake man admits to masked sex attack on 'virtual stranger'

Judge says people of Elliot Lake 'lived in fear' after the 2015 attack
Man says machete attack by favourite uncle 'made no sense'

Man says machete attack by favourite uncle 'made no sense'

Larry Paquette was 'bleeding massively' when paramedics arrived
Police found 'a lot of blood on the floor' following alleged machete attack

Police found 'a lot of blood on the floor' following alleged machete attack

Victim was found slumped in a chair in a Rupert Acres trailer
Woman who defrauded credit union has 'paid for it in embarrassment'

Woman who defrauded credit union has 'paid for it in embarrassment'

'I'll never be able to recover that for (my family)'
Man admits to break-ins, gets trip to penitentiary

Man admits to break-ins, gets trip to penitentiary

Blood drops left in ransacked homes helped police track down repeat offender
Police officers should face stiffer punishment, argues Crown in Forsyth sentencing hearing

Police officers should face stiffer punishment, argues Crown in Forsyth sentencing hearing

Police officer convicted of assault 'very, very ill,' could lose job says defence lawyer