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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

Spear gun among items seized from home of man accused of sexual assault, forcible confinement

Spear gun among items seized from home of man accused of sexual assault, forcible confinement

Trial began Monday
Crown wants penitentiary time for driver who struck down aviation instructor

Crown wants penitentiary time for driver who struck down aviation instructor

Defence says judge should consider Nick Berto's IQ in sentencing
62-year-old who wielded shotgun sentenced for role in 'nonsensical' situation

62-year-old who wielded shotgun sentenced for role in 'nonsensical' situation

'Grown men were acting like toddlers having tantrums,' says judge
Nick Berto ruined Paul VanderGriendt's life, court hears

Nick Berto ruined Paul VanderGriendt's life, court hears

Aviation instructor was expecting a promising career as an airline pilot. Instead, he spent 101 days in an intensive care unit, unable to speak or eat
Man accused of incest insists 'it never happened'

Man accused of incest insists 'it never happened'

He also denies punching his daughter, saying as a rule he hit people with an open hand
Man found guilty of tying up, photographing woman without her consent

Man found guilty of tying up, photographing woman without her consent

The judge in the case called out the bricklayer for a 'blatant lie' in his testimony
Local man not guilty of sex offences

Local man not guilty of sex offences

The complainant was the only Crown witness to testify in the nine-day trial
Woman who slammed car into downtown e-bike showroom jailed for five months

Woman who slammed car into downtown e-bike showroom jailed for five months

She was also sentenced for threatening to distribute nude photos of a 14-year-old girl to prevent her from testifying in an unrelated trial
Sentencing pushed back for Gong Lake incident

Sentencing pushed back for Gong Lake incident

Defence asking that no weapons prohibition be imposed due to hunting issues
Crown seeks jail for businessman who pointed shotgun in 'ugly' camp confrontation

Crown seeks jail for businessman who pointed shotgun in 'ugly' camp confrontation

Gong Lake incident a 'spectacle of arrogance, violence and disrespect', says prosecutor