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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 jails Wawa men for post-prom 'gang' sex attack on 15-year-old

Judge jails Wawa men for post-prom 'gang' sex attack on 15-year-old

The sexual assault took place on a Lake Superior beach
Trial begins for home invasion linked to fatal Morin Street shooting

Trial begins for home invasion linked to fatal Morin Street shooting

The Crown has asked for a publication ban
Eric Mearow admits to having loaded handgun, brass knuckles

Eric Mearow admits to having loaded handgun, brass knuckles

He was arrested just weeks after serving a sentence for the role he played in the 2011 Wesley Hallam slaying
Machete attack sentencing pushed back

Machete attack sentencing pushed back

The 2016 attack left the victim with serious skull fractures, severed tendons and a badly broken arm
Drug trafficking trial to resume later this month as lawyers wrangle over confidential informants

Drug trafficking trial to resume later this month as lawyers wrangle over confidential informants

The August 2017 bust netted narcotics with a street value of about $250,000
Trafficking trial begins for four arrested after major drug seizure

Trafficking trial begins for four arrested after major drug seizure

Police said they seized $250,000 worth of crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and weed in an Aug. 2017 bust
'Favourite uncle' meant to kill in trailer park machete attack: judge

'Favourite uncle' meant to kill in trailer park machete attack: judge

The victim underwent reconstructive skull surgery following the attack
Doc acquitted of sex assault scheduled to face hearing this week

Doc acquitted of sex assault scheduled to face hearing this week

Dr. Peter Schwarz faces disciplinary panel over sexual abuse allegation
Judges deny appeal for man who killed 'Pat the plumber'

Judges deny appeal for man who killed 'Pat the plumber'

Ronald Freeman was sentenced two years ago to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years
McKinnon gets federal time for 'degrading and humiliating' sexual attack

McKinnon gets federal time for 'degrading and humiliating' sexual attack

The aggravating factors in this case far outweigh the mitigating ones, judge rules