A Cote First Nation man has been convicted of Second Degree Murder.
In Yorkton Court of Queen’s Bench Friday afternoon, a judge found 34-year-old Chester Whitehawk guilty of the February, 2016 death of 20-year-old Chad Cote.
Court heard Cote died from blunt force trauma, after being hit in the head with a metal rotor, and then was stabbed 16 times.
In a videotaped statement, Whitehawk admitted to killing Cote, but claimed the victim had threatened to physically and sexually assault him if he didn’t join a gang.
Sentencing has been scheduled for June 13th.