Police charge Frances Rose Sugar with murder in death of daughter Lindey Sugar

RCMP have charged a woman with murder in the death of her 34-year-old daughter.
RCMP conduct a homicide investigation on Clarence Avenue, about eight kilometres south of Saskatoon. (Peter Mills/CBC)

RCMP have charged a Calgary woman with murder in the death of her daughter in Saskatoon. 

Frances Rose Sugar, 50, is charged with the second degree murder of Lindey Sugar, 34, who has ties to both Alberta and Saskatchewan. 

A witness tells CBC News that she was about to go for a walk at about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, when she heard a commotion in front of her home on Clarence Avenue, about eight kilometres south of Saskatoon. 

When the witness ran to the end of her driveway, she saw a car parked on the road by a ditch. Police said the death resulted from an altercation that happened outside of a vehicle.  

The witness said a woman came walking towards her and said, "call the police." The woman then kept walking north towards the city. 

The witness said she then saw a man in the ditch over top of another woman. He was trying to stop bleeding on her neck while also talking to 911 on the phone.

The witness then took the phone and told police their location.

The man started CPR while the witness said she was holding the victim's neck to keep pressure in the wound.

By the time an ambulance arrived, the witness said she believed the victim was already dead.

The victim was transported to Royal University Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

Frances was taken into custody Monday evening. 

Police blocked off the road at about 8 p.m. CST and were still on scene this morning. 

Frances appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court this morning. 

An autopsy is scheduled for today.