MELFORT – A trial for a woman accused of abducting a four-month-old baby boy didn’t proceed as scheduled and was adjourned to December.
This is the second time the trial for 27-year-old Tori Sutherland has been adjourned. It was previously scheduled for September 2021 but was adjourned to June 14.
Sutherland is charged with break and enter, assault, abduction of a child, and breach of a release order.
Wakaw RCMP say they were investigating several disturbances on One Arrow First Nation Nov. 14, 2020, when they received a report that during one of the disturbances, a woman went uninvited into someone’s home, assaulted a woman and allegedly abducted an infant.
The infant was located unharmed at another residence about 30 to 45 minutes later on One Arrow First Nation and returned to his mother, say police.
Sutherland knew the victims and no weapons were seen or used, according to police. Wakaw and Rosthern RCMP arrested Sutherland the following month.
The charges against Sutherland haven’t been tested in court.