Youth face second degree murder charges after suspicious death in Grandmother’s Bay, Saskatchewan

Grandmother’s Bay, Saskatchewan – On October 8, 2021 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Stanley Mission RCMP attended a residence in Grandmother’s Bay, SK, after a report an occupant was unaccounted for.

Officers entered the residence and located a deceased male. He has been identified as 55-year-old George Roberts of Grandmother’s Bay, SK. His family has been notified.

Investigation determined that Roberts’ death was suspicious in nature. Saskatchewan RCMP’s Major Crime Unit South led the subsequent investigation with the assistance of the Stanley Mission RCMP, La Ronge RCMP, Prince Albert and Tisdale Forensic Identification Services, Saskatoon and Prince Albert Provincial General Investigation Sections, Major Crime Unit North and the Saskatchewan Coroners Service.

2nd Degree Homicide
(File Photo) 2nd Degree Homicide

As a result of this investigation, two 16-year-old youths were arrested on October 12. The youths can’t be named or identified publicly, as per Section 110 of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The youth are each charged with:

1 count, second degree murder, Section 235, Criminal Code

1 count, robbery, Section 344, Criminal Code

1 count, break and enter and commit indictable offence, Section 348, Criminal Code

Both youth made their first court appearance in La Ronge on October 14, 2021.

Stanley Mission RCMP

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