Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes: male charged with second-degree murder

September 15, 2023
Buffalo River Dene Nation, Saskatchewan

News release


RCMP Crest

On September 13, 2023 at approximately 6:40 a.m., Dillon RCMP received a report of an injured person at a residence on the Buffalo River Dene Nation.

Officers immediately responded. Investigation determined an altercation occurred between two adult males. One of them was injured. He was declared deceased by EMS at the scene. He has been identified as 55-year-old George Bekkattla from the Buffalo River Dene Nation. His family has been notified.

Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes took carriage of the investigation. Later that morning, an adult male was arrested in Dillon in relation to this incident.

41-year-old Nathan Billette from the Buffalo River Dene Nation is charged with one count, second degree murder, Section 235(1), Criminal Code.

He is scheduled to appear in La Loche Provincial Court on September 18, 2023.


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