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Sask. man charged in Esterhazy homicide

On June 18, 2023, Esterhazy RCMP received a request to conduct a wellness check on an adult male at a rural residence in the northeast of their detachment area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A man from Calder, Sask., has been arrested and accused of killing a man from Esterhazy.

Saskatchewan RCMP have charged 48-year-old Curtis Sokoloski with one count of second-degree murder and one count of committing an indignity to a body in the death of 61-year-old Bentley Baumung.

Baumung was found dead in a home on Sunday in the northeast area of Esterhazy.

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RCMP said they don’t believe his death is connected to the recent homicide the city saw in February.

Sokolski will appear in Yorkton Provincial Court on Tuesday.

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