Ryan Dalton Kelly Bear of the Dakota Whitecap First Nation has been
sentenced to nine years in prison. Bear was convicted of stabbing
retired RCMP officer Robert Laidlaw at a landing development north of
Outlook in May 2012. Laidlaw had stopped to see if Bear needed help with
a flat tire and started asking questions when he suspected Bear’s
vehicle may have been stolen. Court heard at Bear’s trial that Bear
became angry, threatened to slit Laidlaw’s throat and stabbed Laidlaw
twice near the heart and lungs.