Laverdiere murder case charges churning their way through courts

It was another routine court proceeding Friday for two of the eight people charged in the Tiki Laverdiere murder case.

Mavis Takakenew, who faces an accessory to murder charge, saw her matters adjourned to Oct. 18 in provincial court. Meanwhile, Nikita Cook, who is one of six individuals facing first-degree murder counts in the case, saw her matters adjourned to Nov. 1, also in provincial court.

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Both Tatakenew and Cook made their latest appearance by video from Pine Grove before Judge Dan O’Hanlon in North Battleford provincial court.

The reason cited by counsel for the latest adjournments is to allow time to receive what is expected to be a significant amount of disclosure by the end of the month. In court the previous week, the Crown had stated they expected a significant batch of disclosure to be released on Sept. 30.

The next court date for suspects in the Laverdiere murder case is Sept. 27, when Soaring Eagle Whitstone and Nicole Cook are due back in provincial court. Both face first-degree murder counts in the Laverdiere case.

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