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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

Almost all of victim's evidence 'uncontradicted' argues Crown in sex abuse case

Almost all of victim's evidence 'uncontradicted' argues Crown in sex abuse case

The defence argues the complainant is not telling the truth
Alleged victim in sex abuse case insists incidents 'absolutely did' happen

Alleged victim in sex abuse case insists incidents 'absolutely did' happen

A court order prohibits reporting any information that could identify the complainant
No mistrial in sex abuse case

No mistrial in sex abuse case

The trial got underway Tuesday
Defence in sex abuse case says judge saw prejudicial evidence, asks for mistrial

Defence in sex abuse case says judge saw prejudicial evidence, asks for mistrial

The application came as a surprise
Crown seeks CCTV testimony for victim in 'intrusive' sexual assault case

Crown seeks CCTV testimony for victim in 'intrusive' sexual assault case

Defence lawyer says client has a right to see his accuser
Man found hiding in rafters urged to turn life around

Man found hiding in rafters urged to turn life around

'You are the author of your own life and you have written a bad story so far' — Judge
Dump truck joyride ends in flames, jail time for Sudbury miner

Dump truck joyride ends in flames, jail time for Sudbury miner

'It was a bachelor party gone awry,' says the man's lawyer
Dump truck joyride ends in flames — and jail time

Dump truck joyride ends in flames — and jail time

'It was a bachelor party gone awry,' says the man's lawyer
Judge to decide fate of 'favourite uncle' who attacked nephew with machete

Judge to decide fate of 'favourite uncle' who attacked nephew with machete

The question before the court is whether what happened one June night at Rupert Acres Trailer Park was an attempted murder
<b>ONTARIO:</b> HIV sex assault sentencing to go ahead, judge rules

ONTARIO: HIV sex assault sentencing to go ahead, judge rules

The case centred around the issue of significant risk of bodily harm and whether there was a realistic possibility of transmission