LA RONGE – Four people accused of killing a substitute teacher in La Ronge in 2019 are headed to trial.
In La Ronge Provincial Court Thursday, Judge Robert McKenzie ruled there was enough evidence for Charlie Napthalie Charles, 26, Deborah Maggie McKenzie, 31, Telsa Jane McKenzie, 26, and Sharise Justice Sutherland-Kayseas, 26, to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and forcible confinement in the death of 28-year-old Sheena Marie Billette.
A preliminary hearing ran in August and continued in October 2021. The hearing was delayed previously due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The trial will be held at Court of Queen's Bench in Prince Albert. No date has been set yet.
A passing motorist found Billette’s body on Hwy 102 seven kilometres north of La Ronge at about 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2019.
Billette was a substitute elementary teacher in La Ronge and left behind four children.
La Ronge is about 213 kilometres north of Prince Albert.