Sask.: Man, 30, pleads guilty to aggravated assault in woman’s death | Saskatoon StarPhoenix
A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 324 days in jail in connection with the death of a woman from the Ahtahkakoop First Nation.
Danny Lee Ledoux pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault on Nov. 27 in Prince Albert Provincial Court. Ledoux had been facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of Cindy Joseph, 28.
According to an RCMP media release issued in March, police found Joseph unresponsive after they were called to a home on Mistawasis First Nation on March 3. Emergency responders took her to a hospital in Shellbrook, where she was later pronounced dead.
On March 8, RCMP announced they had arrested and charged Ledoux in connection to Joseph’s death. At the time, they said the two were known to each other.
In May, Ledoux fired his Legal Aid lawyer, and the Prince Albert Daily Herald reported that Ian Goldberg (Ledoux’s former lawyer) told court that Legal Aid had no intention of providing him with a new lawyer. The process of seeking court-appointed counsel delayed the proceedings, the Daily Herald reported in August.
At sentencing, the court recommended Ledoux serve the latter portion of his jail sentence at a treatment facility.
Ledoux’s lawyer could not be reached for comment.