Prelim Set For Accused In Fatal Stabbing

Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 12:10



A preliminary hearing has been set for a man accused in the stabbing death of a Clearwater River band member.


Mitchell Lemaigre, 20, will appear before a judge on March 30.


The purpose of the hearing will be to determine whether or not enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.


Lemaigre faces one count of manslaughter.


He was charged in the spring, after Palmer Piche, 30, died in an altercation on the reserve.


Piche’s body was discovered outside a home by a passerby.


Court officials say Lemaigre was released from custody last month.