Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2021 death 

By Bruce McIntyre  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Pembroke- A 27-year-old Bonnechere Valley Township man who pled guilty to manslaughter for the July 9, 2021 of a 67-year-old man at the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, will be sentenced in August. Zachary Marquardt was originally charged with first degree murder in the death of Ronnie Graham, 67, and the charge subsequently reduced to second degree murder, but last Thursday he stood before Justice Jeffery Richardson and pled guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. His plea in the Ontario Court of Justice was originally scheduled to be entered into the record on June 26, but Justice Richardson adjourned the matter and urged both the defence and prosecution to use that week to ensure all documentation was completed so there would be…

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