RCMP say 34-year-old Jonathan Wallace Nepoose was murdered, charge four

RCMP Major Crimes Unit South charge four people following Maskwacis homicide

Four people have been charged in the murder of a Samson First Nation resident who was found injured, then died this week.

According to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Laurel Scott, “The RCMP Major Crimes Unit South (MCU) have laid charges against two adult males and two adult females in relation to a homicide which occurred on April 11 at a residence on the Samson Cree Nation.

“At 2:15 a.m., on April 11, Maskwacis RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the residence. Attending members located an adult male who appeared to be seriously injured. EMS attended and at approximately 2:50 a.m., pronounced the victim, 34-year-old Jonathan Wallace Nepoose, deceased.

“RCMP MCU South took carriage of the investigation with the assistance of Red Deer Forensic Identification Section and the Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP. Five adults were initially detained at the residence, without incident.

“On April 12 in the morning an autopsy was conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

“26-year-old Jayson Griffith Soosay and 25-year-old Percy Levon Soosay, both of Maskwacis, have each been charged with Second Degree Murder.

“21-year-old Madison Rochelle Ward and 20-year-old Taylor Alyssa Threefingers, both of Maskwacis have each been charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder.

“All four accused have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on April 17.

“The fifth adult who was initially detained at the residence has been released from custody with no charges.

“The investigation into this homicide continues with the assistance of RCMP Units including the Forensic Identification Section. Investigational details will not be provided by the RCMP. “

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

No changes to photo radar program: City of Wetaskiwin

Provincial government says some municipalities abusing photo radar for revenue

Police seize loaded gun in Wetaskiwin

Man arrested with homemade rifle attempt to break into a commercial property

Pigeon Lake gold medal

Pigeon Lake Panthers Senior Girls basketball team take top medal

Lane-splitting for motorcycles should be legal in Alberta

More tools needed to protect cyclists’ lives from motorists

County of Wetaskiwin renews summer village firefighting agreements

Summer villages pay retainer and per-hour fees, hears council

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions, says CERI study

Federal government has proposed regulations for methane emission reductions from oil and gas sector

Celina Caesar-Chavannes quits Liberal caucus, sits as independent MP

The Whitby, Ont., MP has been a vocal supporter of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott

Politicians hitting the road for votes in Alberta election campaign

NDP Leader Rachel Notley and United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney have officially launched campaigns

Calgary woman convicted in son’s strep death seeking full parole

The trial heard that Ryan was dead well before his mother called 911 to say he had stopped breathing

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores in B.C., U.S. cities

The company also said it plans to redesign its stores as it adapts to increasing mobile pick-up and delivery orders

In pre-election budget, Liberals boost infrastructure cash to cities, broadband

The budget document says the Liberals have approved more than 33,000 projects, worth about $19.9 billion in federal financing

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Most Read