Alberta RCMP Major Crimes lay charges homicide on the Little Red River Cree Nation

Little Red River Cree Nation, Alberta – At approximately 1 a.m., on Oct. 23, 2021, a vehicle with three occupants were driving on Highway 58 near Highway 88, located on the Little Red River Cree Nation. They were returning to John D’or Prairie community which is part of the Little Red River Cree Nation, from a hunting trip.

During the drive, the male driver and adult female passenger engaged in a verbal argument. The vehicle pulled over, at which point the driver and passenger exited the vehicle and continued to argue.

The driver then retrieved his rifle. The second passenger, an adult male, exited the vehicle also with a rifle. An interaction occurred between the driver and the male passenger. The driver discharged his firearm, striking and injuring the male passenger. The driver then returned to the vehicle and fled the scene. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the driver was located in the vehicle which had entered the ditch off of Highway 58, not far from the scene, and taken into custody.

2nd degree murder
2nd degree murder

The male passenger, identified as Keith St. Arnault (28) from the John D’or Prairie community, was transported by EMS to Fort Vermilion, Alta., however was pronounced deceased prior to arriving at the hospital.

The adult female passenger was not physically injured during the incident.

Nathan Uhersky (32) from John D’or Prairie community has been charged with second degree murder in relation to this incident.

After a judicial hearing, Uhersky was remanded to custody, and will next be appearing in Fort Vermilion Provincial Court on Nov. 2, 2021.

As these matters are before the courts, no further details will be provided.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes

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