Murder suspects in court

SASKATOON (Staff) – One of two men charged in the double slaying at a farmhouse in northwest Saskatchewan was scheduled to appear in a North Battleford court this week.

Colin Leonard Baptist, 23, was expected to appear in provincial court Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. Details of his appearance were not available at press time.

The other suspect, Ron Francis Coldwell, 22, is slated to appear in North Battleford provincial court Nov. 14.

Each is charged with two counts of first degree murder after two men were found shot to death in a farmhouse near Cando.

Dead are Gordon Tetarenko of Cando and Bryan Kipp of North Battleford.

RCMP reported they have the murder weapon, and said Tetarenko and Kipp died instantly from rifle shots. They were found in separate bedrooms of Tetarenko’s house. The pair were both bachelors and Kipp was visiting the small town.

The crimes were discovered on Oct. 16 when a relative of Tetarenko saw the dog lying dead in the yard.

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