Saskatoon

Nathan Ermine to go straight to trial for jailhouse beating death in Saskatoon

A Saskatoon man charged with manslaughter in connection with a 2017 beating death at the Saskatoon jail is going straight to trial at Court of Queen's Bench.

Cornell Henry beaten to death by two suspects in fall of 2017

The Saskatoon Correctional Centre. (CBC)

A Saskatoon man charged with manslaughter in connection with a 2017 beating death at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre is going straight to trial.

Cornell Henry was assaulted at the Saskatoon jail in October 2017 and died later in hospital from his injuries.

Nathan Ermine and Raven Don Constant were both on remand at the time, awaiting trial for other violent attacks, when they were charged with killing Henry.

Constant pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was eventually sentenced to 12 years.

Typically, Ermine would go through a preliminary hearing to test whether the evidence is strong enough to warrant a trial. Instead, he'll go directly to trial at Court of Queen's Bench.

No date has yet been set.

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