A second-degree murder trial began on Tuesday for Evan Ernest Foureyes, accused of killing a Sunchild First Nation man in 2018. (Photo from RCMP)

A second-degree murder trial began on Tuesday for Evan Ernest Foureyes, accused of killing a Sunchild First Nation man in 2018. (Photo from RCMP)

Murder trial begins for central Alberta man accused in fatal 2018 assault

Evan Foureyes charged with second-degree murder, assault and kidnapping

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of a central Alberta man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a man on Sunchild First Nation in 2018.

Evan Ernest Foureyes also faces charges of assault with a weapon and kidnapping with a firearm. His trial is scheduled to run three weeks.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call at a gas station at Sunchild about 9 p.m. Nov. 18, 2018. When police arrived, they found Arley Creed Lagrelle, 23, seriously injured and two others with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lagrelle later died from his injuries. An autopsy determined his death was a homicide.

While police were searching for suspects, it is alleged Foureyes carjacked a truck driver at gunpoint and ordered him to go to O’Chiese First Nation, northwest of Rocky Mountain House.

Foureyes was later arrested.

Jury selection took place at Red Deer’s Quality Inn due to COVID-19 restrictions.



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