Barr Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter
Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 14:40
A man at the centre of a racially-charged court case in Prince Albert has been found not guilty of manslaughter.
However, 44-year-old Anthony Barr of Meath Park has been found guilty of dangerous driving to the public and failure to remain at the scene of the accident.
In making his ruling, Justice Gerald Albright stated that Barr’s actions in August of 2002 indirectly led to the death of 25-year-old Cynthia Sanderson.
Barr was charged after a truck he was apparently driving struck Sanderson and killer her.
Eyewitnesses report the two were having a heated exchange shortly before Sanderson was dragged underneath the wheels of the vehicle, and say Barr hurled racial insults at Sanderson before she was run over.
The FSIN had campaigned to have the case treated as a hate crime, but the request was turned down by the Crown.
Barr will be sentenced on February 6th.