The case against a Prince Albert man charged with killing his parents and son and trying to kill his daughter continues to be delayed with adjournments.
Nathaniel Kenneth Carrier, 28, had a fifth court appearance scheduled in Prince Albert Provincial Court and still there have only been adjournments set. Carrier had court appearances scheduled for April 1, April 15, May 1, May 8, and June 4. At each scheduled court date the matter was simply adjourned. No plea has been entered yet.
Carrier was arrested on March 31 and charged on April 1 with first-degree murder in connection to 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 when police found her and she was taken to a Saskatoon hospital before being transported to an Edmonton hospital. She has since been released from hospital.
Prince Albert Police believe the murders happened on Saturday, March 28 but found the grisly scene Sunday, March 29 when they went to a home at 315 McArthur Drive to check on the wellbeing of the family at the request of a family member. Police soon discovered that Denis Carrier’s vehicle was missing, as was Denis and Sandra’s son Nathaniel Carrier. Police later learned that the vehicle was in La Ronge, Sask.
Police say Carrier lived at the home at 315 McArthur Drive in Prince Albert where the triple murder occurred. Alarmed neighbours were shocked to hear about the brutal 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 Nathaniel’s 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 posted that 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 motive for the grisly murders isn’t known.
Carrier is now scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on July 6 to speak to the matter.