Accused in Reno Lee homicide facing new charge of murder
One of five people charged in the killing of a Regina man now faces an additional charge of first-degree murder.
John Earl Desjarlais, 30, of Regina was originally charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and aggravated assault in the death of 34-year-old Reno Lee.
Desjarlais was scheduled to make his first court appearance on the new charge Friday morning.
Earlier this week, police in Edmonton arrested 30-year-old Bronson Chad Gordon of Regina, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder in the homicide.
Two other people – 31-year-old Daniel Theodore and 21-year-old Andrew Michael Bellegarde, both from Regina – also face first-degree murder charges in the case.
Jonie Victoria Reed, 29, of no fixed address is also charged with accessory after the fact to murder in connection with the death.