September 12, 2017 3:38 pm

Woman convicted of assault in 2015 Wollaston Lake death

Woman charged with manslaughter in 2015 Wollaston Lake death convicted on lesser charge of assault.

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A woman charged with manslaughter in the death of a northern Saskatchewan man will serve only a year of probation after her conviction on a lesser count of assault.

Adrienne Leona Linklater, 27, was arrested after the January 2015 death of Jonathan St. Pierre of Wollaston Lake.

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St. Pierre, 24, died on Jan. 18, 2015 shortly after he was brought to the health centre in Wollaston Lake.

An autopsy determined his death was a homicide.

The Crown said conflicting expert testimony at a preliminary hearing on the cause of death led to a decision to stay the charge.

Prosecutors laid an assault charge against Linklater and asked for a two-year community sentence to be served under strict conditions, but a judge opted for probation instead.

Wollaston Lake is approximately 700 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

With files from Global News

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