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Woman found guilty of manslaughter in rooming-house stabbing

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Wanda Bruce was found guilty this afternoon of manslaughter for her part in the death of a man at a North Point Douglas rooming house two years ago.

The eight-woman, four-man jury spent the afternoon in deliberations before announcing its verdict just after 5 p.m.

The jury found Bruce, 34, not guilty of the more serious charge of second-degree murder but announced a guilty verdict for manslaughter.

Sentencing will take place later this year, following the completion of a pre-sentence report.

Bruce and another suspect, Lloyd Lindsay, were arrested following the death of Solomon Turner, 46, on May 10, 2011.

Turner bled to death within minutes of receiving a fatal stab wound to the back of his thigh in the basement of the rooming house on Austin Street North.

Lindsay pleaded guilty to manslaughter in provincial court a year ago and received an eight-year sentence.

The court was told that all three individuals lived in the rooming house and had fought together in the afternoon after Bruce and Lindsay had been drinking heavily, consuming large amounts of beer and mouthwash.

There was no physical evidence linking Bruce to Turner’s death. She never testified and her defence team did not call any witnesses.

A boy, who was 15 at the time and visiting another resident at the rooming house, testified that he saw Bruce pick up a long, wooden handled knife and accompany Lindsay as he forced Turner into the basement.

Lindsay testified that he and Bruce had fought with Turner but said he never saw her with a knife or attack Turner with a weapon. Lindsay said that Turner was alive when he and Bruce left him in the basement.

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