A Cote First Nation man convicted of Second Degree Murder has been sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 12 years.
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 (Thu) afternoon, Whitehawk also received a lifetime firearms prohibition, and he must provide a D-N-A sample.