A release from the Saskatchewan RCMP to begin the month of February detailed a tragic situation at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.
"On January 29, 2024 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Saskatchewan RCMP’s Prince Albert General Investigative Section responded to a report of a sudden death and a second injured person at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. The initial investigation determined an altercation occurred between a group of inmates."
As a result one male, 29-year-old Rocky Meechance, was injured and later declared deceased on scene by EMS. Charges as a result of the the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes investigation saw the following individuals all charged with one count of second degree murder, Section 235(1), Criminal Code:
- 28-year-old George Custer
- 25-year-old Tyrel Munroe
- 26-year-old Dominick Cochrane
- 26-year-old Jonathan Soosay
- 26-year-old Wyatt Crookedneck
- 26-year-old Rene Merasty
Also included in the Thursday release was that, "a second adult male inmate was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious in nature". As a result of further investigation once again, the following individuals received charges for one count of attempted murder, Section 239(1)(b), Criminal Code and one count, aggravated assault, Section 268, Criminal Code :
- 34-year-old Conrad Merasty
- 23-year-old Ilyas Gilao
- 23-year-old DJ Montgrand
"The accused’s scheduled court dates are pending, and we will provide an update when they are available." shared the release.
The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes unit is continuing to investigate, asking anyone with information to contact them at 310-RCMP.