Mother IDs Terrance Paintednose as Saskatoon's 1st homicide victim of 2020

Tyrone James Morin, 22, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Terrance Paintednose on Sunday.

Tyrone James Morin has been charged with second-degree murder in Paintednose's death

Terrance Paintednose, pictured here, is the man who died Sunday and whose death is now the subject of a homicide, his mother Evelyn Paintednose confirmed. Another man, Tyrone Morin, has been charged with second-degree murder in Paintednose's death. (Terrance Paintednose/Facebook)

The Saskatoon Police Service has charged 22-year-old Tyrone James Morin with the city's first homicide of 2020. 

Police were called to a home on the 300 block of Avenue R S. at about 5:30 p.m. CST Sunday.

A 41-year-old man was stabbed and taken to hospital with serious injuries, according to police. He later died in hospital.

Evelyn Paintednose of Edmonton has confirmed it was her son Terrance Paintednose who died Sunday. The family is from the One Arrow First Nation in Saskatchewan. 

Paintednose said her son struggled with addictions beginning in his late 20s or early 30s. 

"He was bad into his drug scene," she said. "I didn't basically associate with him because [of it]."

The death of her son — who she had not seen in years — still came as a shock, she said.

Paintednose said she's travelling to Saskatoon this week and plans to attend court when Morin makes his second appearance.

Other charges

Morin is also charged with robbing another alleged victim, plus two counts of breach of probation.

Morin made his first appearance in provincial court in Saskatoon Monday afternoon. He requested a legal aid lawyer.

Terrance Paintednose's cousin, Dominique Clinton, was there to watch. 

"He was so loved by so many people," she said of Terrance. "He was so happy and always did everything for his loved ones."

Terrance left behind some children and grandchildren, Clinton added. 

Morin's return court appearance is scheduled for Thursday morning from jail via a TV link. 

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