Meadow Lake woman in custody for attempted murder

By meadowlakeNOW Staff
July 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

A 50-year-old woman from Meadow Lake is charged with the attempted murder of her common-law partner, along with firearms charges.

Tammy Rutt is accused of attempting to murder Douglas Rutt with a .22-calibre rifle June 18. She’s also facing eight other charges, including handling a firearm in a careless manner and possessing a rifle for the purpose of committing an offense.

She briefly appeared in a Meadow Lake courtroom this morning before Judge Lloyd Deshaye for what was supposed to be a bail hearing, but defence lawyer Owen Griffiths asked for an adjournment while his client works to secure an alternate living arrangement outside of Meadow Lake.

The date for the hearing is now set for July 23, and she will remain in custody until that date. Crown Prosecutor Andrew Clements could not confirm if the alleged victim was injured, saying he was not at liberty to discuss the facts of the case until after Rutt's bail hearing.

The charges have not been proven in court.


Editor's Note: This story has been closed to commenting as the matter is now before the courts.

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