Preliminary hearing for four accused of killing Sheena Billette delayed again

A preliminary hearing for four people accused of kidnapping and killing elementary school teacher Sheena Marie Billette, 28, of La Ronge in 2019 was delayed a third time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charlie Napthalie Charles, 26, Deborah Maggie McKenzie, 31, Telsa Jane McKenzie, 26, and Sharise Justice Sutherland-Kayseas, 26, are all charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and forcible confinement in the death of Billette.

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Their preliminary hearing was scheduled to start in La Ronge Provincial Court in January 2021, but was rescheduled to April and then May-June and it is now set for August.

A passing motorist on Highway 102 found Billette’s body seven kilometres north of La Ronge at about 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2019.

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