The Laverdiere case: as it stands

Here is a rundown of where all the suspects in the Tiki Laverdiere murder case sit in the court process at the moment (all are in custody):

Brent Checkosis

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Guilty plea to accessory for murder.

Sentencing in Queen’s Bench court Battleford, Feb. 10.

No pleas entered for improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Other provincial court matters return on Jan. 17 in North Battleford.

Nikita Cook

Not-guilty plea to first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Has elected Queen’s Bench judge and jury trial, committed to Queen’s Bench by consent, trial scheduled for Jan 11-March 5, 2021 in Battleford.

Provincial Court matters return Jan. 17 for election and plea in North Battleford.

Jesse Sangster

No plea yet to first-degree murder, kidnapping, improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 17.

Nicole Cook

No plea yet to first-degree murder, kidnapping, improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 17.

Shayla Orthner

No plea yet to first-degree murder, kidnapping, improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 31.

Soaring Eagle Whitstone

No plea yet to first-degree murder, kidnapping, improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 17.

Danita Thomas

No plea yet to first-degree murder, kidnapping, improper interference with a human body or theft of motor vehicle.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 17.

Mavis Takakenew

No plea yet to accessory to murder.

Due back in North Battleford Provincial Court, Jan. 17.

Background: Tiki Laverdiere was reported missing to Battlefords RCMP on May 12.

On June 10, Saskatchewan RCMP announced that her disappearance was the result of foul play and would be investigated as a homicide.

On July 11, North Battleford RCMP and the RCMP Major Crime Unit were conducting a ground search in a rural area outside of North Battleford when a police dog with the North Battleford RCMP Police Dog Services Unit discovered human remains.

On July 17, RCMP announced the remains were determined to be those of Laverdiere

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