Cop Describes Sting Of Nashacappo Murder Suspect

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 13:49



Details of an undercover sting continue to emerge at the Saskatoon trial of a B-C man accused of killing an Aboriginal woman.


The second undercover police officer and sixth witness is testifying on the third day of testimony at the trial for Brian Casement.


The 59-year-old Casement is charged with first degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Victoria Nashacappo, who disappeared September 25th, 2002.


Her body was found nearly four years later in June 2006 south of Saskatoon.


The Crown believes Casement picked up Nashacappo for sex, that she changed her mind, and that he then raped and killed her.


Yesterday, an undercover RCMP officer told of a sting to investigate Casement for a murder in British Columbia.


That officer scripted scenarios where a fake organized crime unit befriended Casement and convinced him to perform tasks he thought were illegal, but actually were not.


On the stand this afternoon is the undercover officer who worked directly with Casement during the sting — and had the first initial meeting with him on October 3rd, 2003.


He has testified he bumped into Casement at a probation office for what was staged to be a chance meeting.


The officer said they ended up going for a beer right after that.


According to the officer, almost three years later, Casement told him and the rest of the unit that he killed a girl in Saskatoon named Victoria, and led them to her body.


None of the undercover officers can be identified due to a publication ban.


It’s expected this officer will be on the stand for at least the rest of the day.