A lawyer for a man accused of murder is filing an application to have his client deemed Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) by reason of a mental disorder.
On July 26, North Battleford lawyer Andrew Lyster told Lloydminster Provincial Court that defence was filing a 672.11 order for 35-year-old Lance Dwayne Littlewolfe. Lyster said that they are waiting for a hospital bed to become available at the Saskatchewan Hospital psychiatric unit in North Battleford. If someone is deemed NCR by reason of a mental disorder this means they admit the actions but not the crimes. An NCR verdict results in no jail sentence and is as if no crime has been committed.
Littlewolfe is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Daxon Hornick-Schmidt.
On April 17, 2021, Lloydminster RCMP responded to a call of a deceased man on a sidewalk on 50 Avenue. The man was identified as Hornick-Schmidt.
The RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS) and the RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) assisted in the investigation.
An obituary for Hornick-Schmidt said he attended school in the U.S., Canada and Germany, and was fluent in German. He graduated from North Battleford high school in 2014 and went on to attend Lakeland College.
Hornick-Schmidt was involved in sports and worked at the Boys and Girls Club in North Battleford.
Littlewolfe is expected to appear in Lloydminster Provincial Court by CCTV on Aug. 9.