Trial of Randy O'Hagan in Lorry Santos murder underway
Charged with first-degree murder in death of Saskatoon mother in 2012
A man charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Saskatoon mother Lorry Santos is on trial today in Court of Queen's Bench.
The other accused are Kyle Halbauer and Joshua Petrin. All three are members of an Alberta street gang, the White Boy Posse.
He told the court that he heard gunshots and thought someone was in the house. He said Lorry yelled her last words, "oh my God."
Ferdinand found his wife face down in their front hall.
Sgt. Sharon Blomquist, with the Saskatoon Police Service Forensic Identification unit, was the Crown's second witness.
Police used shell casings and bullet holes to establish lines of fire by the shooters.
The wrong house
Kyle Halbauer pleaded guilty last November to his role in her death. A statement of facts read in court when he pleaded guilty explained what went horribly wrong that September morning.
Halbauer said the three were sent to Saskatoon from Alberta to kill a man who had left the gang.
But they were given the wrong address.
I did what I was told. It was kill or be killed.- Kyle Halbauer
The three men went to the Santos neighbourhood the night of September 10 and staked out the house and planned an entry and exit route.
"The accomplice went to the front door of the Santos home and rang the doorbell while the accused (Halbauer) remained on a driveway of a residence across the street," prosecutor Matthew Miazga said.
"When Lorry Santos responded to the ringing of the doorbell by looking through a set of venetian blinds in a window adjacent to the front door multiple shots were fired through that window and into the residence."
Shot in the heart
Three weeks have been set aside for the O'Hagan trial.
Security at the courthouse is expected to be tight.