Redman Case Reaches Its Conclusion

Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 13:32



A Saskatchewan man has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years for killing a young woman.


The sentence comes after Albert Patrick Bellegarde pleaded guilty earlier today to second-degree murder in the July 2005 death of Amber Redman.


The remains of the 19-year-old weren’t found until last year on a reserve north of Regina following a police sting operation.


Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Frank Gerein told Bellegarde that what he did to Redman was deplorable and offensive in the extreme.


He says Bellegarde poses a danger to society and must be removed from it.


Both the Crown and defence had recommended the 15-year minimum before parole eligibility.


Redman became a symbol of the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Saskatchewan, in part because of her mother’s tireless search for her daughter.


(Canadian Press)