Second-degree murder trial for Piapot First Nation death delayed after juror discharged
Tia Pinacie-Littlechief charged in 2015 death of Justin Crowe
The trial of a woman charged with second-degree murder was delayed before it really began this week at Regina's Court of Queen's Bench.
Tia Pinacie-Littlechief is accused of killing 27-year-old Justin Crowe on Oct. 27, 2015, on the Piapot First Nation. Pinacie-Littlechief was 20 years old at the time.
Jury selection lasted all day Monday and evidence was expected to be presented Tuesday morning. However, the trial was delayed after a juror was discharged.
Justice Jeff Kalmakoff apologized for the "inconvenience and for the delay" and ordered the sheriff's office to summon more people for the purpose of forming a full jury again.
Evidence will not be heard until a twelfth juror is selected.
The Crown is expected to call 14 witnesses to testify at the trial, which is supposed to last seven days.