Trial starts for 4 people accused of killing mother of 3 in Alberta

Four people charged in the 2019 homicide of Nature Dupperon, 25, and a mother of three from Bigstone Cree Nation, appeared in court Monday.

Kala Bajusz and Grayson Eashappie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in her death.

Two others, Tyra Muskego and Buddy Underwood pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.

Dupperon was kidnapped in Edmonton and left to die in the woods off the Trans Canada Highway near Hinton, Alta.

An autopsy showed that Dupperon died from a fentanyl and methamphetamine overdose.

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.