May 13, 2014 9:04 am

Undercover officer testifies at Hales murder trial

Watch above: undercover officer testifies at the Douglas Hales murder trial

SASKATOON – The murder trial of Douglas Hales continued on Monday in Saskatoon with testimony from an undercover RCMP officer involved in the “Mr. Big” sting.

Hales is accused of killing Daleen Bosse and then burning her body.

Last week, court head from an undercover sergeant who devised the sting.

On the stand Monday was the agent who had direct contact with Hales throughout the operation.

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The sting came to a close in early August 2008 with a confession at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon from Hales to a man he thought was the boss of the crime ring.

The undercover officer, who cannot be named under a publication ban, said that following that meeting, Hales led him and another officer to the spot where Bosse’s remains were found.

An audio recording was played of the trip to a wooded area north of Saskatoon, which included details of the killing and the burning of Bosse’s body.

Hales would also admit going there months after the murder to see if he could see any traces of what happened.

The undercover officer, who at one time had been described by Hales as his only friend, testified Hales appeared not to be remorseful.

During the recording, Hales responded “All the anger, all the ways people screwed around with me,” when asked what he was thinking when he killed Bosse.

Hales was then sent to Vancouver that evening so police and forensic experts could process the scene. He was arrested on Aug. 10, 2008 when he returned and charged with first-degree murder and offering an indignity to human remains.

Cross-examination of the undercover RCMP sergeant gets underway Tuesday morning.

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