Judge Reserves Decision in Case of Burned Woman

Friday, December 15, 2006 at 16:48



The aggravated assault trial for a 12-year-old La Ronge girl accused of setting a 26-year-old woman on fire in April has been adjourned until February.


Lawyers for the Crown and defence made their closing arguments this morning in La Ronge Provincial Court.


During the proceedings, Judge Wilfred Tucker noted he had several questions regarding the two-hour gap in the timeline from when the accused allegedly lit the victim on fire and when the victim was found.


The defence lawyer admitted that all the evidence is pointing at her client.


She also said the youth is ready to accept responsibility for her actions in the incident, and asked the judge to consider a lesser charge of common assault rather than aggravated assault.


Tucker reserved his decision to February 16th.