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Woman who was with Shawn Douglas the night he died testifies at murder trial
Shawn Douglas is seen in this undated file photo.
Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:36AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:14PM CST
The murder trial of three men accused of killing 54-year-old Shawn Douglas heard testimony Wednesday from a woman who says she was with Douglas in the hours leading up to his death.
The woman, whose identity is protected by a court-ordered publication ban, says she bumped into Douglas, an acquaintance she had met once before, at a local bar.
They drank and played pool together, and eventually decided to go to a house party on Toronto Street.
But the woman says she didn't know anybody at the party, and that things turned ugly. She said Douglas was punched in the face and had a knife put to his throat, so he would give up financial information.
Douglas was later put into the trunk of a car and driven to a gravel road outside of the city. The woman said she saw several men walk Douglas into the trees, then return without him.
Under cross-examination, the woman was accused of downplaying her role in the events of that night. She admitted that she was the driver of the vehicle that took everyone to the gravel road, and was also behind the wheel during a high-speed chase with police in Saskatoon a few weeks later.
The woman also admitted to searching for information about the case on Google prior to testifying. However, she denied that influenced anything she said on the stand.
CTV Regina’s Dale Hunter was at court covering the proceedings: