Prince Albert, Sask. homicide investigation yields 2nd-degree murder charge after woman’s death

Prince Albert police have laid a murder charge following the death of a 40-year-old woman in August. File / Global News

A second-degree murder charge has been laid following a homicide investigation in Prince Albert, Sask.

Police and Parkland Ambulance paramedics were initially called to a business in the 3600 block of 2nd Avenue West for a report of an assault at roughly 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 5, according to a press release.

A 40-year-old woman was taken to Victoria Hospital with serious injuries, was assessed and then later transferred to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.

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Police said Doris Broussie was declared dead on Aug. 7.

On Monday, Prince Albert police announced they had charged Francine Ballantyne, 28, in connection with this death.

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The accused is scheduled to make her next court appearance on Oct. 22.

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