The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that it will hear the appeal of an Ontario truck driver who was acquitted in the death of an Indigenous woman in Edmonton. Bradley Barton was found not guilty in March 2015 by a jury in the death of 36-year-old Cindy Gladue, a sex-trade worker. During the trial, Barton said that on both nights he put his fist in Gladue’s vagina, and on the second night she started bleeding. The appeal court said jurors were also told several times that Gladue was a “native woman.” She was referred to as “native” approximately 26 times throughout the trial by witnesses, defence counsel and Crown counsel, the appeal court said. A second trial was never held and in September of 2017, Barton decided to appeal the order to conduct one to the Supreme Court of CanadaThe Supreme Court gave no reasons for deciding to hear the case.
Source: National Post March 08, 2018 19:30 UTC