Skip to content

Man charged with Emile Sanche's death appears in Saskatoon court

Thomas Hamp is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 25-year-old Emile Sanche

SASKATOON – A man accused of killing 25-year-old Emile Claire Sanche appeared in Saskatoon Provincial Court Tuesday.

Thomas Hamp, 25, is charged with second-degree murder. His matter was adjourned to May 6 for a bail hearing and to be spoken to.

Saskatoon Police say they responded to a report of a stabbing on Feb. 20 in the 2700 block of Main Street East where they found two people with stab wounds. Sanche later died of her injuries.

Police initially charged Hamp with aggravated assault but upgraded the charge to second-degree murder.

According to Sanche’s obituary, she died on March 16 at the Royal University Hospital.

Her obituary states that she was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 22, 1996, and her family moved back to Saskatoon when she was two-years-old.  She attended St. Bernard Elementary School and Holy Cross High School. She completed a Fashion Apparel Technology Diploma at the Calgary campus of Olds College in 2017. She then earned her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the U. of S. in 2020 and was almost finished her first year of the master of counselling psychology program through the University of Lethbridge.

Sanche worked part-time as a community support worker at a group home for individuals with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

The charge against Hamp hasn't been proven in court.

push icon
Be the first to read breaking stories. Enable push notifications on your device. Disable anytime.
No thanks