Two Winnipeg men charged in connection with the slaying of Tina Fontaine’s cousin, have been charged with first-degree murder in an April 29 homicide in Regina.
A Canada-wide arrest warrant has also been issued for another Winnipeg man in connection with the case.
Christopher Matthew Brass, 34, and Malcolm Mitchell, 25, were arrested by Regina police on Wednesday while in custody in Winnipeg for their role in the slaying of Jeanenne Fontaine.
Johnathon Edward Kakewash, 31, has also been charged with first-degree murder, although his location is unknown.
Edward Joseph Genaille, 51 of Regina, has been charged with first-degree murder in the case.
The arrests stem from a joint investigation by Regina police and Winnipeg police homicide detectives.
The investigation began April 29, when police were called to a house on the 700 block of Garnet Street in Regina, where they discovered a deceased male, identified as 51-year-old Daniel Dipaolo of Regina.
The investigation led them to Winnipeg, where, with the help of city police, they identified three suspects, resulting in the arrests Wednesday.
Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding Kakewash’s location to contact Crime Stoppers.
Brass and Mitchell are in custody in Regina.
The two men were charged May 16 in connection with the death of Jeanenne Fontaine, who died of her injuries a day after she was found inside her North End home on Aberdeen Avenue on March 14. She had been shot before the house was set on fire, police said.
Jeanenne was the cousin of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old Winnipeg girl whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the Red River in August 2014.
Brass was charged with manslaughter and arson with disregard for human life in the death of Jeanenne Fontaine, as well as second-degree murder in the killing of Bryer James Prysiazniuk-Settee, 24.
Mitchell was charged with second-degree murder and arson with disregard for human life in connection to Jeanenne Fontaine’s killing.
Raymond Cormier has been charged with second-degree murder in the Tina Fontaine case. He is set to go to trial in January 2018.