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Takakenew sentenced to 18 months for accessory to murder

Mavis Takakenew was sentenced on May 15 in Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench to 18 months in prison on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in the death of Tiki Laverdiere of Edmonton.
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Mavis Quinn Takakenew of North Battleford was sentenced to 18 months for accessory to murder after the fact in the 2019 death of Laverdiere, 25, of Edmonton.

Mavis Takakenew was sentenced on May 15 in Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench to 18 months in prison on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact in the death of Tiki Laverdiere of Edmonton.

With time served in custody while waiting for her trial, Takakenew only has four months and eight days left to serve.

The Crown recommended 12 to 24 months incarceration and the defence asked the court for only 12 months.

Laverdiere was in North Battleford to attend a funeral in May 2019. Her body was found in a rural area near North Battleford.  She was reported missing to the Battlefords RCMP on May 12, 2019, after her family last heard from her on May 1, 2019, when she sent a text from North Battleford to her family saying she wanted to return home to Edmonton. 

Seven other people were charged in connection to Laverdiere’s murder. Over a three-week period during July and August, police arrested all eight co-accused in North Battleford and Edmonton.

Brent Checkosis was sentenced May 15 in Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench to seven years for accessory to murder after the fact.

Shayla Orthner, Danita Thomas, both of North Battleford, Jesse Sangster, Nicole Cook and Nikita Cook of Edmonton, and Soaring Eagle Whitstone of Onion Lake Cree Nation, are all charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping. 

Shayla Orthner, Danita Thomas, both of North Battleford, Jesse Sangster, Nicole Cook and Nikita Cook of Edmonton, and Soaring Eagle Whitstone of Onion Lake Cree Nation, are all charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping. 

The court imposed a publication ban on sentencing hearings for Checkosis and Takakenew until the trials of the six remaining co-accused are finished.