Manslaughter sentencing set for May 6

A date for sentencing has finally been set for a man who plead guilty to manslaughter last fall

The sentencing for Keenan Mirasty has been set for May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in provincial court number 2. The accused will be brought in that day for sentencing.

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Mirasty had pled guilty to manslaughter last October in connection to the death of 22-year-old Sequin Mooswa in North Battleford. North Battleford RCMP reported that on March 8, 2020, they received a call to conduct a welfare check at a residence on the 1900 block of St. Laurent Drive in North Battleford. There they found Mooswa deceased.

Mirasty was originally charged with second degree murder, but ultimately entered a guilty plea to the manslaughter charge. There have been a number of court dates since then and multiple adjournments.

For Mirasty’s latest court date, the Crown and defence appeared before Judge Dan O’Hanlon in North Battleford provincial court; Mirasty himself was not present.

In his phone appearance, Mirasty’s lawyer Michael Nolin suggested that due to the nature of the offence and his schedule, rather than bringing it back every couple of weeks he suggested a date in early May on the notion that sentencing would proceed at that time. Crown lawyer Rob Bartlett said that was agreeable.

Should the COVID-19 situation not improve by May 6, O’Hanlon indicated the matter should be brought forward prior to that date to be spoken to, but will leave that to counsel at this point.

 

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