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Murder trial hears man was found lying in pool of blood in Prince Albert jail

Court of Queen's Bench in Prince Albert Court of Queen's Bench in Prince Albert
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A trial for two men accused of killing Tyson Lafonde, an inmate at the Prince Albert Provincial Correctional, is underway at the Court of King’s Bench.

Bruce Allan Napope is charged with second-degree murder.

Lafonde was assaulted in January of 2020 and died from his injuries a year later.

Court heard three nurses responded to a "code blue" call and found Lafonde laying in his jail cell.

“He was laying on the floor of the cell with blood pooling all around him,” a nurse testified.

According to a witness, Lafonde was not verbally responsive but was conscious. He was making moaning sounds and moving his arms.

A stay of proceedings was granted for George Samuel Custer, who was set to stand trial as Napope's co-accused.

The trial is set to resume Wednesday morning.

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