U.S. woman who helped mother commit suicide released, deported

The Edmonton Remand Centre is seen in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (Ian...

The Edmonton Remand Centre is seen in Edmonton, Alta., on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

April Hudson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:25 PM ET

STONY PLAIN, ALTA. - An American woman who helped her mother commit suicide in Alberta will be released after being sentenced Tuesday to eight months of time served.

Linda Jean McNall, 53, was charged after RCMP discovered the body of 79-year-old Shirley Vann in a car parked in front of a hospital in Hinton, Alta., early on May 10, 2013.

Police said McNall had alerted hospital staff to the situation and was admitted that morning with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Arizona woman was transferred to the Edmonton Remand Centre and then to a psychiatric hospital in Edmonton, where she has been held ever since.


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