A second person has been charged in connection with the murder of a 21 year-old Regina male, who died in hospital on October 24, 2018. A 22 year-old male is already facing charges in this homicide investigation, which was the sixth homicide in Regina in 2018.
This investigation began on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, just after 10:30 p.m., when police were dispatched to an incident in the 2800 block of Sinton Avenue involving an injured 21 year-old male. EMS transported the injured male to hospital, where he passed away on the morning of October 24, 2018. The victim is 21 year-old Miguel Lucas Antoan LANE, of Regina. The homicide investigation, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, led to a charge of second degree murder [CC 235(1)] against 22 year-old Austin Thomas YATES, of Regina.
Continued investigation led to the arrest of a 18 year-old female on January 18, 2019. Eighteen year-old Desiree MORIN-JIM is now charged with Second Degree Murder, section 235(1) on the Criminal Code.
MORIN-JIM made her first appearance on this charge in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Police are continuing their work, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service, to fully investigate and clarify the circumstances surrounding this death. Anyone who has information to assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.