Northern Sask. man charged with second-degree murder makes court appearance

A trial for a northern Saskatchewan man charged with second-degree murder was delayed due to COVID-19.

Thomas Johnny Bernard Ross, 31, of Sandy Bay, had an appearance in Pelican Narrows Circuit Court May 20 to speak to his matter. A trial was previously scheduled to be held in April.

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Ross has been in custody since he was arrested in February and charged in connection to the death of Darnell Bear, 33.

According to RCMP, emergency workers were called to a home in Sandy Bay just before 10 p.m. on Feb. 25 to give medical care to an unresponsive man. He was taken to the health centre but lifesaving efforts weren’t successful and he was pronounced dead.

Ross is now scheduled to appear in Pelican Narrows Circuit Court June 1 to elect how he wants to be tried. 

 

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