Bradley Barton found guilty of manslaughter in death of Cindy Gladue

The Crown and defence agreed to reconvene on Feb. 26 to decide on a sentencing hearing date



Bradley Barton has been found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Cindy Gladue.

Barton slouched and looked down as the jury’s decision in the June 2011 death was read Friday night. Family and friends of Gladue, a 36-year old Métis and Cree woman, began crying in the public gallery.

Barton pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in Gladue’s death, testifying he arranged to pay her for sex at the Yellowhead Inn and was shocked when he woke the next morning to find her dead in the bathtub.

Gladue had lived most of her life in Edmonton. She is survived by her mother and three daughters. 

Barton, who had previously been out on bail, will be taken into custody.  A date for his sentencing hearing will be set next week.

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