56-year-old man charged with assault and murder on Christmas Eve

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56-year-old man charged with assault and murder on Christmas Eve

The events occurred late on December 24 and the night that followed (Archives).

A 56-year-old Lloydminster man has been charged with the murder of a woman and a series of assaults that took place from the evening of December 24 until the morning of December 25.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers attended Margo, a village of fewer than 70 people northeast of Regina, Saskatchewan, after receiving a call at approximately 11:20 p.m. December 24, reporting an assault.

At the scene, police found a seriously injured woman and a baby with minor injuries.

Officers then proceeded to an adjacent house where they found the body of a 51-year-old woman. According to police information, this woman and the accused were in a relationship. The man is also known to the other victims.

According to the RCMP Major Crimes Unit, the man assaulted the three victims before stealing a vehicle parked near from a nearby home.

Shortly after 1 a.m., RCMP attended a residence near Tisdale where an assault had been reported.

< p class="e-p">The accused had stopped there to ask a man to help him move the stuck vehicle, then assaulted the man, who managed to subdue the accused until police arrived.

The man was then taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday on multiple counts: second degree murder, attempted murder, possession of stolen property and aggravated assault.

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