Mother who seeks justice for her murdered son takes rose to court appearances

The mother of homicide victim Preston Thomas made a rose to honour her son and said she plans to take the rose with her to every court appearance of the man charged with his murder.

“This rose is a symbol of the justice I want for my son,” Lillian Thomas posted on social media.

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Joel Yuzicapi, 28, appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court Nov. 17. He has been in custody since his arrest on Aug. 4 in the 200 block of Avenue S North.  Police charged him with second-degree murder in connection to the death of 27-year-old Preston Thomas.

According to Saskatoon Police, they were called to a hotel on Airport Drive at about 7:20 a.m. on Aug. 1 for a report of an injured man in one of the hotel rooms. When they arrived they found Thomas deceased.

Police say the victim and accused were known to each other.

Saskatoon Police Major Crimes continues to investigate. If anyone has information they are asked to contact the Saskatoon Police at 306-975-8300 and to ask to speak with an investigator in Major Crimes or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Yuzicapi is scheduled to appear again in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Dec. 2 for case management.

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