Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Frantic 911 Call Played for Jurors in Saskatchewan Woman's Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Frantic 911 Call Played for Jurors in Saskatchewan Woman's Murder Trial

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Frantic 911 call played in murder trial

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - Jurors in a Saskatchewan murder trial have been told that a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the neck with a kitchen knife had been arguing with the man.

The Crown's remarks came Monday during opening statements in the second-degree murder trial of Robyn Laura Ermine.

Ermine, who is 30, is charged in the death of Evan Tylan Bear.

Police have said the 27-year-old man was fatally wounded at a home on the Muskoday reserve in February 2015.

Prosecutor Jeff Lubyk says he expects to call at least 10 people to the stand, including an eye witness, Ermine's stepsister Shelinda Vallier.

Three weeks have been set aside for the trial in Prince Albert Court of Queen's Bench.

Before calling his first witness, Lubyk played a 911 audio recording of calls made from the Muskoday home.

On the tape, a female speaker identifies herself as Laura and asks for an ambulance, but a second female who identifies herself as Shelinda quickly takes over the call.

"There's blood everywhere," the caller tearfully informs the operator before she gets instructions on how to apply pressure to the wound and perform chest compressions. …

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