It will be September before a 34-year-old Cote First Nation man is sentenced for Second Degree Murder.
In April, 34-year-old Chester Whitehawk was found guilty of the February, 2016 death of 20-year-old Chad Cote.
Court heard that Cote died from blunt force trauma, after being hit in the head with a metal rotor, and then was stabbed 16 times.
In a videotaped statement, Whitehawk admitted to killing Cote, but claimed the victim had threatened to physically and sexually assault him if he didn’t join a gang.
In Yorkton Court of Queen’s Bench this (Mon) morning, his sentencing was reserved for decision on September 7th.