Laverdiere case continues to move through courts

Adjournments for two suspects Friday

Once again, the case against the eight suspects charged in the Tiki Laverdiere murder case continues to make its way through the courts.

The latest court date happened Friday, Oct. 11 in North Battleford provincial court for two of the individuals charged in the case, Brent Checkosis and Jesse Sangster.

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But as has been the case for a few weeks, there was very little news to report. Both matters were adjourned -- Checkosis to next week, and Sangster to next month. In Checkosis's case, a publication ban was also ordered covering all his court matters on Friday. 

Checkosis faces several charges including accessory to murder, theft of a motor vehicle and interference with a human body, among others. His matters return to provincial court Oct. 18; also scheduled for that date are appearances by CCTV by Danita Thomas and Shayla Orthner, both charged with first degree murder, and by Mavis Tatakenew who faces an accessory charge.

Also on Friday, Jesse Sangster appeared in provincial court from custody by closed-circuit TV. Sangster faces first degree murder, kidnapping, theft of a motor vehicle and interference with a human body counts, among others.

Crown prosecutor Chris Browne told Judge Murray Pelletier that disclosure has been provided to Sangster's defence counsel. Browne also requested and was granted a one-month adjournment for Sangster's matters to Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. by closed-circuit TV.

The expectation is counsel will be ready to set preliminary hearing dates for Sangster at the next court date. Browne told the judge they would "endeavor to be in a position to do so."  

Sangster remains in custody. In addition, a temporary non-publication order of the names in the no-contact order imposed on Sangster has been made a permanent order. 

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