April 26th, 2018

Southern Alberta man sentenced to eight years for fatally beating his wife


By The Canadian Press on April 11, 2018.

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for fatally beating his wife.

Rodney Yellow Old Woman, who is 53, had been charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Court heard he punched and kicked his wife, Trixie Chief Moon, last September as she lay unconscious in a downtown Lethbridge parking lot.

She died later in hospital of her injuries.

He told police he was trying to wake her up.

A city police officer witnessed the attack and tried to intervene. (Lethbridge News Now)

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