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From Man convicted of vicious spousal abuse handed dangerous offender tag

Posted by cgccanada on February 2, 2010

By Lori Coolican, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

January 29, 2010

SASKATOON — James Richard Standingwater is a serial spouse batterer with psychotic tendencies, whose parents — respected members of their home community — lied for him and supported the abuse he perpetrated against the mother of his four children, a Saskatoon judge concluded Friday.

For the sake of Lorinda Antoine’s future safety, he should be locked up indefinitely, Justice Allisen Rothery ruled in declaring Standingwater a dangerous offender.

“He continues to stalk Antoine by letter, attempting to put her freedom in jeopardy for his personal gain,” Rothery noted in a 58-page written judgment.

“Standingwater’s family, to date, has done nothing more than attempt to cover for his violent behaviour against Antoine. His father told a story at trial that Antoine must have sustained her injuries from falling down the basement stairs… more


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