REGINA — A Winnipeg man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of a Saskatchewan RCMP officer.
Alphonse Stanley Traverse pleaded guilty to the charge in Regina Court of King’s Bench for his role in Const. Shelby Patton’s death.
RCMP have said the 26-year-old Mountie was hit by a vehicle in 2021 in the town of Wolseley, east of Regina, after stopping a suspected stolen truck.
Traverse also pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a motor vehicle.
He is expected to make a another court appearance in January for sentencing.
Marlene Velma Louise Pagee of Winnipeg is also facing one count of accessory to murder after the fact over Patton’s death.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2023.
The Canadian Press