Saskatoon

Frances Sugar says she feared for her life before daughter's death

Frances Sugar says she feared for her life when she got into a fight with her daughter Lindey on a grid road south of Saskatoon.

Prosecutor calling final witness on day 4 of murder trial

Frances Sugar says she feared for her life when she got into a fight with her daughter Lindey on a grid road south of Saskatoon.

That's according to a videotaped interview made 24 hours after her arrest.

Sugar, 50, is accused of stabbing her 34-year-old daughter Lindey on a grid road south of Saskatoon in 2014.

In the interview, Frances Sugar says her daughter had refused to let her out of the car, and that she was physically frightened of her daughter. Sugar went on to say she believed her daughter intended to hurt her.

Earlier this week, a man named Dennis Kissling gave a much different set of events. Kissling was in the car shortly before Lindey Sugar died, and told the jury the mother and daughter had started fighting - partly over money gained from selling Ritalin outside a local coffee shop and partly over Sugar's bad parenting.

He then told the jury that the pair got out of the car and started fighting. Then, he saw Frances Sugar stab her own daughter in the neck.

Yesterday, a forensic expert showed that a jackknife found near the crime scene had Lindey Sugar's blood on it. As well, a vodka bottle had her DNA on it.

CBC Reporter Dan Zakreski will be tweeting live from court this morning. On mobile? Click here.

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