A man accused of killing an Onion Lake Cree Nation woman in Saskatoon nine years ago remains without a lawyer.

Douglas Hales of White Fox is charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to a human body in the 2004 death of Daleen Bosse.

Appearing in Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon this morning, Hales said he is in negotiations with Regina lawyer Bob Hrycan to represent him but they still have not reached an agreement.

Hales has changed lawyers a number of times.

The case has been adjourned until June 3 and a full trial is not expected until February of next year.