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Jury at James Smith Cree Nation stabbing inquest to continue deliberating – CBC

Jan 31, 2024

After listening to more than two weeks of testimony, the jury at the coroner’s inquest into the stabbing massacre at James Smith Cree Nation will continue deliberating on recommendations Wednesday.

The inquest, which began on Jan. 15 in Melfort, Sask., has been examining the events of Sept. 4, 2022, when Myles Sanderson killed 11 people — 10 from James Smith and one from the neighbouring village of Weldon.

During the past two weeks, jurors have heard from 30 witnesses including RCMP officers, a psychologist, forensic pathologists, Sanderson’s former partner and officials from the Parole Board of Canada.

Jurors are now tasked with making recommendations that might help prevent such tragedies in the future. It is not clear how much time the jury will need to complete the task, but a progress update is expected later Wednesday morning.

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