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Charges announced in wake of suspicious death

An adult woman is facing a charge of manslaughter after the suspicious sudden death of 17-year-old Cynder Robinson of Taber, Alberta, took place in Big Island Lake First Nation Cree Territory.

News of the death first broke in a release issued by the Saskatchewan RCMP on July 16. In a second release, put out this afternoon, police indicated that further investigation has revealed that Robinson, along with other people, was at a house party in Big Island on the evening of July 15. A fight took place during the gathering, after which Robinson was taken to another residence on the reserve with undisclosed injuries.

She was later pronounced dead at the home.

According to police, the information gathered during the course of the investigation has led to the arrest without incident of the female suspect, on July 20.  At the time of her death, Robinson resided in Big Island Lake Cree Territory.

21-year old Brandy Arnelle Benson, has been charged with one count of manslaughter, and will be making her first court appearance in Meadow Lake Provincial Court tomorrow. The investigation into what took place is still ongoing, and both Robinson and Benson knew each other before the incident.

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