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Beverley Villeneuve pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Archie Paulette

Beverley Anne Villeneuve, who was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Archie Paulette, has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Paulette was found critically injured in his home in June 2015

This photo of Archie Paulette was taken about 10 years ago. Paulette was pronounced dead at Stanton Territorial Hospital June 8, 2015, after he was found critically injured at his home in Ndilo. Beverley Anne Villeneuve has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in his death. (submitted by Moise Beaulieu)

Beverley Anne Villeneuve, who was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Archie Paulette, has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

There is no word yet on when she will be sentenced.

Paulette, 67, was found critically injured in his Ndilo home on June 8, 2015. He was later pronounced dead at Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife.

Villeneuve was arrested at the scene.

She is also facing charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose in relation to an attack on Paulette in December 2014. 

At that time she was released on bail under several conditions, which included not approaching Paulette's home in Ndilo and not coming into contact with him. 

Three days before Paulette's death, the court ordered Villeneuve to stay away from Ndilo.

with files from Hilary Bird

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