Cindy Gladue’s accused killer has trial date set

Bradley Barton turned himself over to police earlier this month and was released on bail pending trial.

APTN National News
A 49-year-old Ontario man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cindy Gladue will go to trial February 25, 2019.

Jury selection is set for February 1.

The accused turned himself into Edmonton authorities on August 18 and was released on $5,000 bail. He did not attend court Friday when the trial date was set.

Conditions of his release were originally sealed by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge but have now been made public.

Bradley Barton is to remain at a home in Mississauga on weekends and at his mother’s in Aurora during the week. He’s bound by an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew seven days a week. He is free to go to work.

Barton is to have no contact with sex workers as well as a list of people who may be witnesses in the trial. He’s also prohibited from using alcohol or drugs.

In June, the Alberta Court of Appeal overturned his March 2015 acquittal on first-degree murder and manslaughter, citing numerous errors during the trial including the judge’s charge to the jury.

Gladue’s body was found in a bathtub in Barton’s Edmonton motel room in June 2011.

She bled to death after a night of what Barton called consensual, rough sex for which he paid Gladue $60. The Crown contended a sharp object caused the 11-centimetre injury. One was never found.

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