One of the accused in the death of Tiki Laverdiere will stand trial for charges related to her murder.
A three week preliminary trial in North Battleford Provincial Court for 23-year-old Jesse Sangster wrapped on October 15th. The judge ruled that there were was sufficient evidence for the Edmonton man to stand trial on charges of alleged first-degree murder, kidnapping, and improperly interfering with a human body.
Soaring Eagle Whitstone, Nicole Cook, Shayla Orthner, Danita Thomas, Nikita Sandra Cook also face charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and improperly interfering with a human body. Charles St. Sevard has been charged with alleged first-degree murder and kidnapping. Samuel Takakenew has been charged with alleged accessory after the fact to murder.
Mavis Takekenew and Brent Checkosis have already been convicted, with Checkosis receiving seven years. With time served he will have just under five and a half years left on his sentence. Mavis Takekenew has just over two months left on her 18-month sentence.
Laverdiere, who had travelled to North Battleford from Edmonton to attend the funeral of Tristen Cook-Buckle, was reported missing on May 1st, 2019. Her body was found outside the city on July 11th.