Updated: Two of four accused in Hay River homicide see charges downgraded

Two of four people charged in connection with a Hay River homicide late last year are now facing lesser charges following court appearances Tuesday. Twenty-five-year old Sasha Cayen, who appeared in Yellowknife’s territorial court in person, is now charged with manslaughter – a downgrade from the murder charge that was originally brought against her early in...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.