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Sentencing date still to be set for man convicted in fatal Sunchild First Nation stabbing

Evan Foureyes convicted by Red Deer jury of second-degree murder and kidnapping with a firearm

A sentencing date will not be confirmed until next month for a man convicted last month of second-degree murder for stabbing a man to death at Sunchild First Nation in 2018.

Evan Ernest Foureyes was convicted by a jury of fatally stabbing Arley Lagrelle, 23, during a fight outside the Sunchild store on the evening of Nov. 9, 2018. Foureyes was also convicted of kidnapping with a firearm after he approached a truck driver in Lodgepole while holding a rifle and asked to be given a ride on the morning after Lagrelle’s stabbing.

A Jan. 14 sentencing date had been agreed to by the judge, Crown prosecutor and defence lawyer. However, that date had not been cleared with the trial co-ordinator in Red Deer and it may not be suitable, Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Gillian Marriott heard on Monday.

The case is expected to come back to court on Dec. 6 to confirm a sentencing date.

Second-degree murder carries an automatic life sentence with no parole from 10 to 25 years.

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