Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Hammers Testimony of Key Witness at First-Degree Murder Trial

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Defence Hammers Testimony of Key Witness at First-Degree Murder Trial

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Defence hammers testimony of key witness

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REGINA - Defence lawyers have challenged the credibility of a key witness in the trials of thee men accused of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of a 54-year-old Regina man.

Aiden Anaquod, described in court as a low-level member of a local street gang, has testified he saw accused Johnathon Peepeetch beat Shawn Douglas and then later hit him in the head with a sledgehammer.

He also said he saw accused Joshua Wilson stab the victim, but on Monday, Wilson's lawyer pointed out numerous discrepancies between Anaquod's various statements to police.

Kevin Hill also got Anaquod to admit he helped put Douglas in the trunk of a car before he was driven outside the city and killed.

Anaquod, who faces his own separate trial in the case, said he did not play a role himself in the killing and insisted he did not know Douglas was going to be killed until it happened. …

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