Murder charge laid in Pelican Lake First Nation death

Murder charge laid in Pelican Lake First Nation death

January 8, 2019

A woman in Saskatchewan has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her domestic partner.

Spiritwood RCMP were called to a home Monday on the Pelican Lake First Nation for a report of an altercation between a man and woman.


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Officers said they found Nathan James Bill, 39, dead at the home. A cause of death has not been released and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Saskatoon.

A woman at the home, 24-year-old Donya Hope Lewis, was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

She was released into police custody and charged.

Police said Bill and Lewis were in a domestic relationship.

Lewis is scheduled to make her next appearance in Spiritwood provincial court on Feb. 12.

Pelican Lake First Nation is roughly 175 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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