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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

Prisoner sorry for attack in courthouse cells

Prisoner sorry for attack in courthouse cells

'Won't do anything' if he runs into victim again, he promises judge
3 + 3 = jail for guy caught driving while already suspended three times

3 + 3 = jail for guy caught driving while already suspended three times

He definitely wasn't supposed to be driving, but he was
Attempted murder conviction stands for machete attack on sleeping nephew

Attempted murder conviction stands for machete attack on sleeping nephew

New evidence was presented this week about medication Andre Duplin was prescribed at the time of the attack, but it wasn't enough to convince a judge to reopen the case
Fiery riot at Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre sparked by homemade brew, court hears

Fiery riot at Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre sparked by homemade brew, court hears

The incident literally involved fires being lit
Judge to decide whether to re-open Heyden machete attack case

Judge to decide whether to re-open Heyden machete attack case

The accused's nephew suffered serious injuries in the June, 2016 incident and the issue now is whether prescription medications may have been a factor
Accused in Morin Street shooting to be tried for manslaughter

Accused in Morin Street shooting to be tried for manslaughter

Two men earlier this year were acquitted of charges related to a home invasion linked to the fatal incident
Boater found with cocaine in his lunch deserves probation says Crown, defence

Boater found with cocaine in his lunch deserves probation says Crown, defence

He was accused of breaching probation by operating a stolen vessel, but no action will be taken on that matter
Lying to police 'not a minor offence' judge tells witness in Morin Street shooting case

Lying to police 'not a minor offence' judge tells witness in Morin Street shooting case

Judge torn between need to express denunciation and deterrence for serious offence and keeping Christina Landriault on positive path
Sault man gets 7 years for sexually abusing young girl

Sault man gets 7 years for sexually abusing young girl

He will be registered as a sex offender for life
Evidence that trip to Sault, Ont. was human smuggling is 'overwhelming', Crown argues

Evidence that trip to Sault, Ont. was human smuggling is 'overwhelming', Crown argues

Actually, the man in question thought he was driving his friend's cousins, and there is no evidence that he knew they didn't have legit Canadian passports, says his lawyer