Regina police lay murder charge in city’s 2nd homicide of 2021

The Regina Police Service has charged a man with second-degree murder in the death of Jeffery Gerald Lehto who died on Wednesday. Stewart Manhas / Global News

The Regina Police Service says it has laid a murder charge in connection with the city’s second homicide in 2021.

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Officers found an injured man at about 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Quebec Street.

Jeffery Gerald Lehto, 30, was found in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood with injuries that police described as serious.

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EMS took Lehto to hospital and he later died on Wednesday, police say. Lehto’s family has been notified of his death, according to police.

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Adam R. Hook, 39, of Regina, is charged with second-degree murder and appeared in court on Thursday.

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