Native Inmate Killed Hours After Being Transferred

Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 15:35



An investigation is underway at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert after a prisoner died in a violent incident there last night.


34-year-old David Duane Pasqua of the Regina area was serving a 15-year sentence for a variety of offenses, including armed robbery and attempted murder.


Warden Brenda Lepage says Pasqua arrived at the institution earlier in the day on a transfer from Quebec, only to die around 9:30 that night in a fight.


She refuses to speculate whether or not the matter is gang related.


The unit where the incident occurred is still in lockdown.


No arrests have been made.