Murder trial set in Battleford QB for Thunderchild First Nation man

A Thunderchild First Nation man will stand trial in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench in 2022 for a 2018 murder.

Ivor Antoine Wapass, 46, was arrested in November 2019 and charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Roger Standingwater.

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Turtleford RCMP found Standingwater in medical distress at a home on the Thunderchild First Nation on Sept. 15, 2018. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS.

Wappass elected to be tried by judge and jury. He had a pre-trial conference scheduled on Aug. 7 to set a trial date. His trial is set in Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench from Jan. 4 to Jan. 21, 2022.

Thunderchild First Nation is about 113 kilometres northwest of North Battleford.

 

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