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Linda Richardson

Linda Richardson is a freelance journalist who has been covering Sault Ste. Marie's courts and other local news for more than 45 years.

Recent Work by Linda

Barefoot car thief who robbed multiple stores pleads guilty

Barefoot car thief who robbed multiple stores pleads guilty

26-year-old Sault man was 'clearly suffering mental health difficulties' when he left hospital in the middle of winter with no shoes and went on a 'dangerous' crime spree
Jury delivers guilty verdict in stabbing of teen girl

Jury delivers guilty verdict in stabbing of teen girl

An Elliot Lake man — charged with attempted murder for attacking a 17-year-old girl when he was 16 — was found guilty Tuesday night by a Sault Ste. Marie jury
Accused attacker takes the witness stand, denies stabbing 17-year-old girl

Accused attacker takes the witness stand, denies stabbing 17-year-old girl

'We said our normal goodbye. I gave her a hug, told her I loved her and gave her a kiss on the cheek': Elliot Lake man is on trial for allegedly stabbing a teenage girl when he was 16
Teen admitted to friend he stabbed 17-year-old girl, witness testifies

Teen admitted to friend he stabbed 17-year-old girl, witness testifies

Sixteen years old at the time, accused is on trial for attempted murder in connection with a knife attack that occurred on an Elliot Lake street in 2021
Teen stabbing victim let out 'bloodcurdling' scream: witness

Teen stabbing victim let out 'bloodcurdling' scream: witness

Trial continues for Elliot Lake man charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a teen girl when he was 16; victim's dad testifies he 'was all over town' looking for suspect
'He ran away and never looked back': Victim takes stand in attempted murder trial

'He ran away and never looked back': Victim takes stand in attempted murder trial

A young Elliot Lake man is on trial for allegedly stabbing a teenage girl when he was 16
Elliot Laker pleads not guilty to stabbing teenage girl

Elliot Laker pleads not guilty to stabbing teenage girl

Sixteen years old at the time, the accused is facing three charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a knife attack that occurred in 2021
Man found guilty in vicious stabbing death of best friend

Man found guilty in vicious stabbing death of best friend

On trial for the second time, Brad Southwind of Elliot Lake convicted of second-degree murder for 2018 killing of Joseph Topping, whose body was found near their apartment
Banned driver nabbed by Sault licence plate reader promises to 'never do it again'

Banned driver nabbed by Sault licence plate reader promises to 'never do it again'

56-year-old Elliot Lake miner, who has four driving convictions dating back to 1993, was prohibited from being behind the wheel when OPP pulled him over last year
Accused killer who stabbed best friend 17 times was 'doing all kinds of drugs'

Accused killer who stabbed best friend 17 times was 'doing all kinds of drugs'

'Horrific, violent and unrelenting': Crown says Brad Southwind planned to kill his friend, while defence claims he was delusional and in a psychotic state due to cocktail of drugs
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