Yekooche woman charged with manslaughter

A charge of manslaughter has been laid against a woman in relation to a 2018 shooting death.

Martha Joseph, 37, of Yekooche appeared in Prince George provincial court on Monday, the same day she was arrested.

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The step follows an investigation that began after Shauna Sam, 39, was found dead from a gunshot wound on June 21, 2018 after RCMP received a report of a shooting at the reserve 75 kilometres northwest of Fort St. James.

Sam hailed from Nak'azdli, just south of Fort St. James.

Joseph was released on $2,000 bail and with an order to appear in Fort St. James provincial court on January 25.

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