Second guilty plea in Hay River homicide

Sasha Cayen, one of four people charged in connection with the December death of 25-year-old Alexander Norwegian, pleaded guilty to manslaughter late last month. Sasha, 25, was charged in early January with murder and robbery after Norwegian’s body was found inside a vehicle on the access road to Sandy Creek on the Hay River Reserve...
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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