Sentencing for man accused of killing Sequin Mooswa delayed again due to pandemic

Sentencing for Sequin Mooswa’s killer was delayed again due to COVID-19.

Keenan Mirasty, 22, was to be sentenced May 6 in North Battleford Provincial Court but the matter was adjourned to August.

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Several people want to attend the sentencing hearing but due to COVID-19 restrictions on courts they are currently not able to attend.

Defence lawyer Mike Nolan told the court he is seeking a four to six-and-half year sentence for his client. Crown prosecutor Scott Bartlett said he is seeking a 10-year prison sentence.

Mirasty was charged in March 2020 with second-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in October 2020.

According to North Battleford RCMP, on March 8, 2020, they got a call to conduct a welfare check on a 22-year-old woman at a residence on the 1900 block of St. Laurent Drive in North Battleford. They found Mooswa deceased.

A wake and funeral service for Mooswa were held in March 2020 at the Moosomin Band Hall on Moosomin First Nation.

Friends and family remembered her bright smile.

“I always remember her smiling face and bright greetings,” one friend said on a tribute wall for Mooswa. “They were so genuine.”

Mirasty remains in custody. He will get time and half credit off of his prison sentence for each day he serves in remand while he waits for sentencing. This time will be taken off of his overall prison sentence.

-With files from John Cairns

 

 

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