First-degree murder suspects begin court process

Two individuals arrested for the first degree murder of Mark Douglas Jonson in North Battleford made their first court appearances Monday.

David Keller and Nicolas Buck appeared before Judge Murray Pelletier in North Battleford provincial court. Both are charged with first-degree murder in connection to the July 3 death in North Battleford,

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Buck also faces seven more charges, which include counts from June 3 of failure to keep the peace, breach of a probation order to keep the peace and be of good behavior, and breach of a probation order to not have firearms or ammunition, a June 17 count of failure to attend court, and a June 6 breach of an undertaking by failing to report to probation.

Both have been remanded by consent to their next court appearance. Buck is remanded to July 26 at 9:30 a.m. in provincial court. Keller is remanded to July 24 at 9:30 a.m., also in provincial court.

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