A youth from Grandmother’s Bay has been sentenced to three-years in an Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision Program.

The youth entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter this past June and was sentenced this Monday at Provincial Court in La Ronge. His name cannot be released due to his age.

According to the federal Department of Justice, the IRCS involves specialized programs and services for youth with mental health needs who are convicted of a serious violent offence.

The cases stretches back to last February when the teen, who was 16 at the time was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Norris Kevin Charles also of Grandmother’s Bay. The charge was laid after La Ronge EMS along with RCMP from La Ronge and Stanley Mission were called to a residence in Grandmother’s Bay about an assault. When they arrived they found Charles dead at the scene.