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2 men charged with first-degree murder for 2017 killing in Calgary

Calgary police have charged two people with first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Olara Ronnie Obina. 

Olara Ronnie Obina was found dead in a back alley in northwest Calgary

Olara Ronnie Obina, 29, was found dead in a vehicle in a Ranchlands back alley in northwest Calgary in 2017. (Submitted)

Calgary police have charged two people with first-degree murder in the 2017 death of Olara Ronnie Obina. 

Obina's dead body was found in a vehicle in a back alley on Ranchero Rise N.W. on Nov. 4, 2017. Police say it's believed the 29-year-old was shot early in the morning on the previous day. 

"Investigators believed that this was a targeted attacked and worked tirelessly to identify potential suspects," said the Calgary police in a news release.

Two men were arrested in Regina by the Regina Police Service last Friday.

Calgary police say they are still working to determine a motive for the homicide.

Jessie Pearson and Jayme Scott Donovan, both from Calgary, have each been charged with first-degree murder, according to police. 

"This investigation was extremely complex and required the dedication and co-ordination of resources from across the service and from other law enforcement partners," said Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta in a news release.

"This is a great example of even with the passage of time, our members are committed to uncovering the truth and holding individuals accountable."

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