The Regina Police Service, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner, is continuing its investigation into an early morning homicide in the 1800 block of Atkinson Street. As of this evening, a 19 year-old female has been charged in connection with this death. This is Regina’s fourth homicide of 2013.
At approximately 1:47 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013, police and EMS were dispatched to a house in the 1800 block of Atkinson Street for a report of an injured person. Police arrived and located an adult female in the house who was seriously injured. EMS transported the victim to hospital, but just before 3:00 a.m., she was pronounced deceased. An adult male victim was also located at the house and received treatment for relatively minor injuries. Investigation into this incident led police to a second house on the block where three people were taken into custody without incident. As a result of investigation, a 19 year-old female has been charged in connection with this case. There are no charges against the other two individuals questioned by police.
Earlier today, the family of the deceased victim was notified of her death. The deceased person is 37 year-old Heather Rae-Anne LAVALLEE, DOB: 1975-06-29, of Regina.
The accused is 19 year-old Melanie Nicole BIRD, DOB: 1993-10-14, of Regina. BIRD is charged with Second-Degree Murder [235(1) CC]; Attempted Murder [239 CC] and Breach of Probation [733.1(1) CC]. BIRD will make her first court appearance on these charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013.