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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

'Major instigator' threw burning wicks into cells during last year's remand centre riot

'Major instigator' threw burning wicks into cells during last year's remand centre riot

A judge took into account COVID-19 in his sentence
Recent sentences reflect pandemic concern as legal system deals with COVID-19

Recent sentences reflect pandemic concern as legal system deals with COVID-19

Hearings have been conducted by video link
Home invasion manslaughter trial pushed back until next month

Home invasion manslaughter trial pushed back until next month

The focus of the lawyers' arguments is expected to be self defence
Young woman admits to smashing downtown windows with a cinder block

Young woman admits to smashing downtown windows with a cinder block

The 25-year-old was also convicted of stealing $101 worth of goods from the Metro Churchill Plaza earlier this month
Sault man pleads guilty to spree of 'petty thievery,' faces 10 months in jail

Sault man pleads guilty to spree of 'petty thievery,' faces 10 months in jail

Items pilfered include sweets, alcohol, hats and wire over a two month span
Lawyers to argue whether fatal Morin Street shooting was self-defence

Lawyers to argue whether fatal Morin Street shooting was self-defence

The Crown says the accused's father was stabbed in the back during the incident
Man pleads guilty to home invasion charges

Man pleads guilty to home invasion charges

The incident took place in 2017
Juror's letter about Crown's appearance not enough to warrant home invasion appeal: panel

Juror's letter about Crown's appearance not enough to warrant home invasion appeal: panel

Judges hearing the appeal of a MacDonald Avenue home invasion case could not conclude that the letter was from the juror
Two charged in Gore Street assault 'likely to re-offend if released,' judge says

Two charged in Gore Street assault 'likely to re-offend if released,' judge says

Bernie Nadon and Brodie Barnes remain in custody following a May 2019 assault incident involving a firearm
Sault man pleads guilty to trying to lure American teen

Sault man pleads guilty to trying to lure American teen

A U.S. detective contacted Sault police about the case