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Arrest Made in Wollaston Lake Homicide PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:25

A 25-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter following the weekend death of a man in Wollaston Lake.

RCMP say Hatchet Lake First Nation resident Adrienne Linklater was arrested yesterday and is due in La Ronge Provincial Court on Monday.

This past Sunday, Mounties responded to a call of an unconscious man at the Wollaston Lake health centre.

Jonathan St. Pierre had been brought to the health centre with unknown injuries.

The 24-year-old was pronounced dead by medical staff shortly after police had arrived.

An autopsy was done this week in Saskatoon, and the death of St. Pierre was confirmed to be a homicide.

 
Suspect Wanted For Allegedly Pointing Firearm at Mounties Identified as Suspect in Standoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith, Kelly Provost   
Friday, 23 January 2015 12:18

Battlefords RCMP have laid several charges after a standoff with a distraught man yesterday.

Twenty-four-year-old Gabriel Poundmaker is facing several charges -- including pointing a firearm, two counts of possession of a weapon with the purpose of danger to the public peace, one count of flight from a peace officer while operating a motor vehicle, Possession of a Weapon while Prohibited, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Failing to Comply with Probation.

Poundmaker had previously been sought by police after allegedly pointing a firearm at three Mounties from a vehicle during a high-speed pursuit last week.

He is facing several charges in relation to that incident as well including Point a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon, Dangerous Driving, Failing to Stop for Police and Failing to comply with Probation.

The incident yesterday lasted about seven hours and involved more than a dozen emergency vehicles, including an armoured car.

RCMP members wearing tactical gear were at the scene as other officers blocked the roads surrounding the house in the 1400 block of 111th Avenue.

Residents in the area were told to lock their doors while others couldn't return home until the standoff ended.

Nearby, St. Mary's Community School was placed on lockdown, then evacuated in the early afternoon.

Poundmaker appeared in North Battleford Provincial court today and has had all his matters adjourned until Thursday January 29th.

He remains in custody.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 16:28
 
Trial of Regina Man Accused of Murdering Toddler Coming to a Close PDF Print E-mail
Written by Manfred Joehnck   
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:54

The trial of a Regina man accused of beating his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter to death in 2012 is slowly coming to a conclusion.

Thirty-four-year-old Adam Cyr is on trial for second-degree murder.

This morning, in the absence of the jury, lawyers discussed some legal issues on the charge to the jury with Justice Fred Kovach.

During the trial, Cyr's lawyer, Bob Hrycan, told the jury that his client did not kill two-year-old Natalia Shingoose and suggested the real suspect was Matthew Bennett, a close friend of Amanda Trevors, the girl's mother and Cyr's then-live-in girlfriend.

Bennett showed up at the home that Trevors and Cyr lived in at about 3 am on June 21, 2012, frantically telling them their front door was open.  Natalia was found dead in her bed later that morning.

Prosecutors told the trial that she was already dead the previous night when Amanda Trevors came home from work, but she didn't notice because the girl was laying in bed and looked like she was sleeping.

The prosecution also says Cyr came up with a cover story in case her injuries were discovered. He told the trial he heard a bang come from her room that afternoon and thought she had fallen. He says he checked on her and she was fine. It was the same story he told police when he was brought in for questioning.

The little girl died as a result of a severe beating that caused six broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and lacerations to her lung and liver. She died of internal bleeding.

Cyr was babysitting from about 3 pm to 9 pm, when her mother got home from work on June 20, 2012.

The jury will be back briefly this afternoon and is then expected to be sent home for the weekend as lawyers prepare their final arguments.

 
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