Adult sentences sought for Pelican Narrows teen's death

By Chelsea Laskowski
May 18, 2015 - 12:02pm Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:47am

If the Crown is successful, two youths charged with murdering a Pelican Narrows teen will be tried as adults.

The RCMP discovered Hilliard Sewap Jr., 17, in medical distress on May 2 and he later died in hospital.

Two of the seven males charged with second-degree murder for Sewap’s death are youths.

Those boys and men were all present in Prince Albert Provincial Court on May 8 on those charges.

At that time Crown prosecutor Fran Atkinson said she intended to seek an adult sentence for each of the boys.

This comes on the heels of a similar request in Prince Albert.

The Crown is doing the same in the case of a boy charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marina Thorpe, 64.

Arrest warrants had previously been issued for the two youths, Robbie Lambert Creed Custer, 20, and Brandon Lee Matt McCallum, 18.

Since then, Custer made bail and has been released. 

The two youths - along with Cody Drake Custer, 22, Trevor Charles, 28, and Marcus Sewap, 19,- are still in custody.

Services were held for Sewap at River Park Memorial Chapel in the week after his death, and in Pelican Narrows at Wapanacak Elementary School.

Sewap’s nickname “Bones” has been plastered on Facebook as people mourn their loss. The teen played the guitar, and was set to graduate along with his sister in June before he was killed, said his father Hilliard Sewap.

Multiple sources have stated the attackers and the victim were related.

Sewap’s father declined an interview when contacted, saying the grief was still too fresh.

An autopsy was performed on May 5, however the cause of death has not been released.

- with files from James Bowler

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