Man gets life for Desmarais murder

Leader staff

On March 3, 2021, Collin Noskiye was sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility to apply for parole until after having served 15 years. He was also prohibited for life from possessing firearms and ordered to submit a DNA sample to the national DNA databank.

On November 19, 2020, Noskiye was convicted of second degree murder in the death of Dorium Yellowknee (33) on June 2, 2017.

An RCMP news release at the time said that Yellowknee’s body was found outside of a residence in Desmarais. There was an “altercation” at a house party at another residence in the early morning hours. Two people were charged – a 19-year-old woman and 32-year-old Desmarais man (Noskiye).

According to a story in the November 24, 2020 Lakesie Leader, Noskiye stabbed Yellowknee several times.

The woman (Cindy Nanamahoo) pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2019, for giving Noskiye the knife.

Noskiye’s trial was in Peace River Court of Queen’s Bench from September 8 to 16. The judge convicted Noskiye on November 19.

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