By The Canadian Press on January 29, 2024.
EDMONTON – Alberta’s highest court has dismissed a former Ontario truck driver’s bid for a third trial in the 2011 death of a woman in an Edmonton hotel.
Bradley Barton was sentenced to 12 1/2 years for manslaughter in the death of Cindy Gladue, a Métis and Cree woman who bled to death in a bathtub.
Gladue, who was 36, was a sex worker Barton had hired for two nights.
Previous trials heard that the truck driver from Mississauga, Ont., performed a sexual act on Gladue that severely wounded her.
He testified the sex was consensual.
A jury found Barton not guilty in 2015 of first-degree murder, but it was appealed by the Crown and he had a second trial in 2021.