RCMP investigating homicide on Saddle Lake Cree Nation

RCMP major crimes unit is investigating a homicide that took place on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation on Wednesday.



At around 4:05 a.m., police were called to a report of serious assault in a home in the community. 

Police said they located the victim, but despite life-saving efforts, the victim was declared dead.

RCMP have identified the victim as 66-year-old Roland Jackson of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. 

A suspect was arrested at the scene. Albert Paul Jackson, 39, of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, has been charged with second-degree murder. 

Jackson appeared before a justice of the peace and remains in custody. He was scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Thursday. 

The RCMP did not release the cause of Jackson's death, and said because the banner is before the courts, no further information will be released. 

The Saddle Lake Cree Nation is located 170 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. 

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