Lawyer for trucker responsible in girl’s resort dying in Edmonton needs shorter sentence

By Canadian Press

Jun 29, 2021 | 11:54 AM

EDMONTON — The lawyer for an Ontario truck driver who killed a woman in his Edmonton hotel room a decade ago is asking that his client be sentenced to about half the time called for by the Crown.

Dino Bottos told court Bradley Barton, who is 53, should be sentenced to no more than nine years in prison for the manslaughter of Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old Métis and Cree woman.

The Crown has argued for a tough sentence of 18 to 20 years, because Gladue was vulnerable as an Indigenous woman working in the sex trade. and was killed in an extremely violent way.

Bottos told the second day of a sentencing hearing that Barton should not be sentenced in vengeance for all the systemic inequities Indigenous women face.

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