Sansom/Cardinal murder trial set for Fall 2021

Both Anthony and Roger Bilodeau have been denied bail



The trial dates for the Glendon men co-accused of second-degree murder in the deaths of Jacob Sansom and Morris Cardinal have been set for Fall 2021.

Anthony and Roger Bilodeau’s jury trial will begin October 18, 2021 and November 12, 2021 at St. Paul Court of Queen’s Bench.

Court records show that the alleged incident happened on Friday March 27 at approximately 9:30 p.m.,  when two vehicles came to a stop on a rural road north of Glendon.  An autopsy report conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton determined the deaths to be homicides.

Sansom’s widow, Sarah Sansom, said that her husband’s family has had a trapline in the area near Glendon for almost a century and that he knew the area well.

She said he’d been working for a company contracted by Suncor Energy, but was laid off at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple and their children lived in southern Alberta, but she said finances were tight so he drove seven hours north to hunt moose with his uncle near Bonnyville, where the family has hunting rights.


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