Maskwacis murder trial set for 2018

Samson Cree Nation woman was found dead in home in November 2015.

A man accused of killing a Samson Cree Nation woman will go to trial in 2018.

Joshua Crier, 20, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Kirsten Cutknife, 20, of Samson Cree Nation on Nov. 28, 2015.

Police launched an investigation after her body was found in a residence on the morning of Nov. 28 on the Samson Cree townsite at Maskwacis. Crier was arrested later that day.

Crier was also charged with assault with a weapon involving another women. She did not receive life-threatening injuries.

A three-week trial has been set for Crier in Westakawin provincial court running March 5-23, 2018.

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