A Regina man has been sentenced in connection with the city’s first homicide of 2016.
On Tuesday, Skylar Blue Alexson, 23, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of 26-year-old Joshua Harden. He was originally charged with second-degree murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.
Alexson was sentenced to nine years, eight months in jail. With credit for time served ahead of trial, his sentence was reduced to nine years.
Harden was attacked and stabbed in the early morning hours of February 20, 2016. Regina police were called to the 700 block of Garnet Street in North Central where Harden was found injured. He later died in hospital.
Three teenagers are facing second-degree murder charges in Harden’s death.