Alberta judge to sentence trucker found guilty in the death of Cindy Gladue

Gladue

Cindy Gladue was a mother of three when she died in June 2011. Photo: APTN file


Bradley Barton who was found guilty for killing Cindy Gladue in an Edmonton hotel room a decade ago is to learn his sentence today.

Barton, an Ontario truck driver, was convicted in February in the manslaughter of Gladue, 36, a Métis and Cree woman who died in his room at the Yellowhead Inn in June 2011.

The Crown is asking that Barton be sentenced to 18 to 20 years in prison, listed on the national sex offenders registry and banned for life from owning restricted firearms.

The defence argued for a five- to nine-year sentence for Barton because the trucker did not foresee Gladue’s death.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Stephen Hillier is to give his sentencing decision this morning in a downtown Edmonton courtroom.

It was the second trial for Barton.

A jury found him not guilty in 2015 of first-degree murder, which sparked rallies and calls for justice for Indigenous women.

More to come.

The Canadian Press