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Three charged in Red Earth death.

Three people have been charged in the Jan. 1 death of Duril McKay, 20, of Red Earth First Nation. Police went to the reserve at around 2 a.m. after receiving a report that several people were fighting outside a residence. Ambulance workers found McKay unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead. Charged with second-degree murder are Lenny Head, 20, Tyson Whitehead, 26, and Douglas Head, 19, all of Red Earth First Nation. "Since the tragedy, the community has since begun to come to terms with what has happened and to accept and appreciate the immense affect it has to not only the McKay family but on the rest of the membership," said Red Earth First Nation Chief Ian McKay. "We are very thankful for the outpour of support from everyone and the words of encouragement and comfort several members and friends from other communities have already offered to all our families during this difficult time." Duril's family is calling for support, forgiveness and for wide spread community healing.

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Title Annotation:SASK BRIEFS
Author:Narine, Shari
Publication:Saskatechewan Sage
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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