Two now facing murder charges after victim dies in hospital

Lori Shannon Huntinghawk is considered by police to be Regina’s fourth victim of homicide in 2022.

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After a 30-year-old Regina woman died in hospital earlier this month, the charges faced by two people in relation have been upgraded to murder.

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Initially, 24-year-old Tegan Lestat LaPlante and 34-year-old Ashley Rempel, both of Regina, were charged with attempted murder, after Lori Shannon Huntinghawk was taken to hospital with serious injuries from the 1200 block of Garnet Street on May 23.

This is according to a Regina Police Service news release sent out Thursday afternoon, which indicates Huntinghawk died in hospital on June 6.

Following her death, prosecutors withdrew the original charges, replacing them with first-degree murder charges against both Rempel and LaPlante, the release notes.

Huntinghawk is considered by police to be the city’s fourth victim of homicide in 2022.

A police spokesperson added that although the death happened early in June, it took some time for the process of changing the charges to happen within the court system.

The two are said to have appeared in Provincial Court on the new charges Thursday.

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