Eighth suspect in court in Laverdiere murder case

The eighth person charged in the Tiki Laverdiere murder investigation appeared in court Friday morning.

It was a brief first court appearance for Mavis Quinn Takakenew in North Battleford provincial court. Tatakenew had been charged on Thursday with accessory after the fact to murder.

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Judge Murray Pelletier agreed to counsel’s request to set Sept. 13 as the next court date for Takakenew. She is due to appear at 11:30 a.m. that day by closed-circuit TV. Takakenew has been remanded by consent.

To this point, five individuals have been charged with first-degree murder in the case while the other three face charges of accessory to murder. Other charges have been laid as well, and the overall RCMP investigation is continuing.

As they had done before, supporters and family of Tiki Laverdiere were on hand for the latest court appearance. However, their spokesperson Krista Fox stated Tiki’s mother Carol Laverdiere was unable to attend on this day.

“We will be here each and every day,” said Fox. “We’ll keep coming back. I don’t think we’re done yet. We have many more days to come, and I hope they get everybody involved, that was involved in this one.”

In speaking to reporters prosecutor Chris Browne would not comment on how long the case is expected to play out in the courts. “It’ll depend on any number of factors that I can’t just comment on,” said Browne.

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