BATTLEFORD – Sentencing for a woman who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection to the death of 25-year-old Tiki Laverdiere was adjourned Friday in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.
In April, Shayla Orthner pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and instead entered a guilty plea to the lesser offence of manslaughter.
The judge adjourned his sentencing decision until Aug. 26.
Ten people were charged with Laverdiere’s murder. A publication ban has been attached to all preliminary hearings, trials and sentencing hearings until the trials of all the co-accused are concluded.
Laverdiere was reported missing to Battlefords RCMP on May 12, 2019. On June 10, 2019, RCMP announced that Laverdiere’s disappearance was the result of foul play and they would be investigating her disappearance as a homicide. On July 11, 2019, a police dog found Laverdiere's remains in a rural area outside of North Battleford while RCMP were conducting a ground search.
Laverdiere was in Saskatchewan in April 2019 for the funeral of 20-year-old Tristen Cook-Buckle on Thunderchild First Nation.