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Trial begins in murder death of Bosse

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Almost 10 years after
Daleen Kay Bosse disappeared from Saskatoon, the trial for Douglas Hales,
charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains by
setting fire to the body, has got underway. At the time of her death, Bosse,
who had lived on Onion Lake First Nation most of her life, was married, had a
young daughter and was nearing completion of an education degree at university.
She had recently completed a teaching practicum. Bosse, 26, was last seen on
the May long weekend in 2004. On Aug. 11, 2008, Bosse’s remains were found in a
wooded area 30 kilometres north of Saskatoon. Hales led undercover officers to
Bosse’s body.  He also confessed to
an undercover officer that he had killed Bosse. Delay in his trial date has
been in part due to repeated changes in defence lawyers, but not always at his