A Stoney Nakoda woman pleaded guilty to striking and killing a Morley woman – who was a mother to five children – with her vehicle in early 2020.
At an appearance at the Court of Queen's Bench, Sarah Beaver, who was 19 at the time of the Jan. 3 incident, entered a guilty plea of being in an accident causing death. The charges of dangerous driving causing a death and possession of stolen property under $5,000 were withdrawn.
Iliena Wildman, 40, was killed while in Morley and Beaver surrendered herself to the Cochrane RCMP following the incident.
Wildman was a mother to five children and was an artist and back-up singer to the traditional drum groups in Stoney. Her art was part of the Telling Our Stories: Stoney Nakoda First Nation Historical Stories About Local Places booklet from Chief John Chiniquay and Ozija Baha
Beaver will be sentenced in Calgary on Jan. 25.