Big Island Lake Manslaughter Trial Underway

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 14:26



A Battleford courtroom heard further testimony this morning in the trial of a Big Island Lake First Nation woman accused of manslaughter.


22-year-old Lynette Sandfly is charged in connection with the death of 22-year-old Edwin Dufraine.


Dufraine died from stab wounds suffered during a long drinking party at a house in November, 2006.


Defence lawyer George Combe of Saskatoon says his client acted in self-defence.


A taped interview between a police officer and Sandfly was played in court this morning.


Sandfly told the officer she and Dufraine got into a fight.


She then grabbed a knife as he dragged her to a door.


Testimony continues this afternoon.