On July 17, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Canora RCMP responded to the report of an attempted murder at a residence in Canora.
Police and EMS arrived at the residence rapidly, according to an RCMP release. Upon entrance, police officers located a 59-year-old woman suffering life-threatening injuries who passed away at the scene.
Police officers arrested a 52-year-old man on scene and transported him to the Yorkton RCMP detachment.
William Richard Tuttle, 52, of Canora, has been charged with first-degree murder. He was remanded in custody and escorted to the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre.
Tuttle was scheduled to make his first court appearance at the Yorkton Provincial Court on July 20 via phone.
Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes-South, Yorkton RCMP, Canora RCMP, Yorkton RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS), Yorkton RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) and Edmonton RCMP are working with the Office of the Chief Coroner of Saskatchewan to determine the details of the circumstances surrounding the death of the woman.
The investigation is ongoing, concluded the release.