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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 45 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Elliot Lake man acquitted of attempted murder

Elliot Lake man acquitted of attempted murder

Judge said the issue before the court was identity
Man pleads guilty after drinking and driving acquittal overturned

Man pleads guilty after drinking and driving acquittal overturned

He was facing a new trial for offence stemming from September 2018 incident
Jury to hear case in Sault for first time since pandemic outbreak

Jury to hear case in Sault for first time since pandemic outbreak

Process vastly different than in pre-pandemic times
Man to learn sentencing date for role in death south of Wawa

Man to learn sentencing date for role in death south of Wawa

Charged in connection with the murder of Sudbury man
Judge orders new trial after Crown appeal in Allen's Side Road impaired case

Judge orders new trial after Crown appeal in Allen's Side Road impaired case

Police found a truck on its side in a ditch. Whether or not police should have waited for the driver to be seen by paramedics was the issue
Sault man arrested in high-risk takedown downtown gets 10 years

Sault man arrested in high-risk takedown downtown gets 10 years

The sentence was for charges related to two incidents in May
Local man's impaired acquittal stands after appeal court rules police needed reason for random stop on private property

Local man's impaired acquittal stands after appeal court rules police needed reason for random stop on private property

Side-by-side driver told police he 'might have had 10' beers, but judges say it was a Charter violation because officers had no reason to stop him in his parents' driveway
Written decision reveals scheme to rob cocaine dealer led to Caledon Street shooting death

Written decision reveals scheme to rob cocaine dealer led to Caledon Street shooting death

Shooter was sprayed with bear repellent, confronted with machete, court heard
Man who killed Peggy-Jo Barkley-Dube denied full parole, but gets temporary absences

Man who killed Peggy-Jo Barkley-Dube denied full parole, but gets temporary absences

Parole board says David Scott Hall, who has served 20 years for the brutal killing of his cousin's wife, presents 'undue risk to society' and has refused to take responsibility
Judge rules Kal Tire noise an environmental breach, grants Water Tower Inn injunction

Judge rules Kal Tire noise an environmental breach, grants Water Tower Inn injunction

A court order prevents the Old Garden River Road tire shop from doing commercial work over night after a judge agreed it could disrupt sleeping hotel guests