Woman pleads guilty to 2020 homicide

Southeast District, Vernon North Okanagan, Major Crimes Unit

2024-03-06 12:57 PST

File # 2020E-10937

Lynda Saundry entered a guilty plea to the charge of manslaughter and was sentenced in relation to a 2020 homicide.


The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit arrested a woman in conjunction with the homicide of an individual inside a home near Round Lake in the North Okanagan.

Click here to view the original news release (July 31, 2020)

On August 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m 59-year-old Lynda Saundry was formally charged with the first-degree murder of 55-year-old Barry Jones from the North Okanagan and was remanded at the appearance.
On March 5, 2024 in Kelowna Law Courts, Saundry entered a guilty plea to the charge of manslaughter. In a joint submission with the BC Prosecution Service and defence counsel Saundry was sentenced to 10 years.

I am proud of our officers and partners hard work on this file. We are grateful for the support we have had throughout this investigation and our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends as we continue to support them, says S/Sgt. Jason Smart NCO in Charge of Southeast District Major Crime Unit.

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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