The case against a Prince Albert man charged with killing his parents and son, and attempted murder of his daughter, continues to be adjourned.
Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier, 28, was scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court May 1 via CCTV. He has been held in custody since he was arrested March 31 and charged on April 1 with first-degree murder for the deaths of his mother Sandra Henry, 56, father Denis Henry, 56, and son, Bentlee, 7. He is also charged with the attempted murder of his daughter, Kendrah, 5. Kendrah was in critical condition and taken to a Saskatoon hospital then to an Edmonton hospital. She is now in stable condition.
Carrier lived at the home at 315 McArthur Drive in Prince Albert where the triple murder occurred. Police had gone to the home on March 29 after a family member asked them to check on the wellbeing of the family. Inside, police found two adults and one child dead and another child fighting for her life.
Nathaniel Carrier was nowhere to be found and his father’s vehicle was missing. By Sunday evening RCMP learned that the vehicle was in La Ronge, Sask. Police, however, later found Nathaniel Carrier in Prince Albert where he was arrested without incident on March 31.
Police believe the homicides occurred on Saturday, March 28.
Neighbours were shocked to hear about the murders. They described Sandra and Denis Carrier as “so festive, so cheerful,” friendly and “really, really nice” people. They said they knew their son Nathaniel lived with them, along with the children, but added that they rarely saw or spoke with Nathaniel.
Nathaniel Carrier’s social media profile depicts a mix of darkness, humour and love for his family and animals.
He said the only good thing about holidays is spending time with family.
He also posted an ominous quote by Edgar Allan Poe that read in part, “Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants.”
A GoFundMe page for another son of the Carriers to help with funeral costs was created in March with $2,550 raised towards its goal of $5,000.
A GoFundMe page for the mother of the children called “For Heather and Family” raised $15,900 towards its $15,000 goal within days.
Carrier was scheduled to appear in court on April 1 but his attendance was waived. He was also scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial court on April 15 and his attendance was again waived. He was then scheduled to appear in court May 1 and the matter was adjourned.
Carrier is now scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on May 8 to speak to the matter.