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Alberta man pleads not guilty in cop attack; also accused of girlfriend's murder

Alberta man pleads not guilty in cop attack; also accused of girlfriend's murder
August 14, 2012 - 5:11 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A man charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend in Alberta and stabbing a fellow inmate during a jailhouse Scrabble game has pleaded not guilty in a third case, in which a police officer was slashed during an undercover operation near Kamloops, B.C.

Twenty-five-year-old Mark Lindsay pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault, robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose at the start of his trial in Kamloops.

The Crown claims Lindsay used a hooked carpet knife to slash the officer in the town of Barriere last September while the undercover cop was trying to gain his trust in an attempt to link him to a missing person's case in Alberta.

A month after the officer was attacked, the body of Lindsay's ex-girlfriend, 31-year-old Dana Turner of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., was found in a field near Innisfail, and Lindsay was later charged with second-degree murder in her death.

He's also accused of stabbing a fellow inmate at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre last October during the Scrabble game, and his trial in that case is expected to start next week.

Lindsay is the adopted son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay. (CHNL)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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