Saskatoon

Police charge 21-year-old man in death of Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase

Saskatoon police have charged a 21-year-old man in connection to a woman's death from earlier this month.

2nd person to be charged with second-degree murder in case

Police say Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase's death was a homicide. (Submitted by Tamara Weeseekase)

Saskatoon police have charged a 21-year-old man in connection to a woman's death from earlier this month.

On Thursday, police announced the man had been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase.

The 19-year-old woman was found dead in a vehicle on the 3700 block of Diefenbaker Drive on July 11.

Police arrested the suspect at Saskatchewan Penitentiary, where he was being remanded on unrelated charges.

Officers say the accused and Belanger-Weeseekase knew each other.

The accused, who was not named by police, will make his first court appearance on August 4 at Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Earlier this month, police also charged a 15-year-old girl with second-degree murder in Belanger-Weeseekase's death. She cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Hailey Belanger-Weeseekase (Hailey Belanger/Facebook)

On the day of her death, an eyewitness told CBC she saw Belanger-Weeseekase in the back seat of a red vehicle with several others, driving at a high rate of speed. It looked like the back window of the vehicle was smashed out.

Then, the eyewitness heard police sirens at the back of her building, where she saw an officer trying to save Belanger-Weeseekase's life.

The Saskatoon Police's Major Crimes Section continues to investigate the case.

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