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Jury trial set in Saskatoon for accused killer who fled to the USA

Afrah Ali was apprehended in the United States and brought back to Saskatchewan in July 2021.

SASKATOON – A trial date has been set for Afrah Ali who is accused of shooting and killing Logan Nayneecassum at a now closed pub three years ago in Saskatoon.

Ali’s jury trial on a charge of second-degree murder will start Dec. 4 in Saskatoon Court of King’s Bench.

In August 2020, police had issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. He was apprehended in the United States and brought back to Saskatchewan in July 2021.

U. S. court records reveal that a Washington man admitted to picking up three men on Jan. 23, 2021, who had crossed illegally into Montana from Canada and took law enforcement on a 76-mile [122 kilometre] car chase with speeds up to 130 miles per hour [209 km/hr]. Law enforcement used spike belts to stop the car one mile north of Whitefish, Montana.

The U.S. Department of Justice identified Afrah Ahmed Abdi, of Virginia, as Afrah Ali through fingerprints. They said he is a United States legal permanent resident and Somali national.

In August 2020, police found Nayneecassum suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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