Woman pleads guilty in murder of Vanderhoof man

An Alberta woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a 2018 death of a Vanderhoof man.

Leslie Allie entered the plea Tuesday during a B.C. Supreme Court hearing at the Prince George courthouse, B.C. Prosecution Service spokesperson Dan McLaughlin confirmed in an email.

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The man's body was found inside a motel room in the community of about 4,700 people 100 kilometres west of Prince George on May 16, 2018 when police were called to a disturbance at about 8 p.m.

The death appeared suspicious and the North District RCMP major crime unit was called in. The name of the victim, a 59-year-old man, has not been released. The RCMP have said the victim and accused knew each other.

On Aug. 2, 2018 police arrested Leslie, then 24 years old, in Spirit River, Alberta, and she was charged with second-degree murder. Second-degree murder implies the act was committed without planning and carries a minimum sentence of life in prison with no parole for 10 years.

The matter has been adjourned to April 12 to allow for the preparation of pre-sentence reports and to fix the sentencing date, McLaughlin said.

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