Double Murder Suspect Enters “Not Guilty” Plea

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 14:13



A member of the Mistawasis First Nation accused of shooting and killing two men on the reserve earlier this month has pleaded “not guilty”.


The plea was made today during a court appearance in Shellbrook, which was well-attended by family and friends of both the accused and the victims.


34-year-old Conrad Sand requested a judge and jury trial.


Sand has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the deaths of 22-year-old Greg Whitefish and 34-year-old Dwayne Badger.


The two men were found shot to death on the reserve back on September 3rd.


Sand was arrested shortly thereafter.


He has been out on bail since the middle of last week, and will remain free on bail until his preliminary hearing in the New Year.


That has been a sore point for members of the victim’s families.


Sand’s lawyer, Don Worme, says the three families involved have been in contact with each other in an attempt to sort out their differences.