A second degree murder charge has been laid in a 2018 fatal pedestrian collision.
Kyle Littlechild of Maskawcis, 27, was arrested on July 4, 2019, for the incident that occurred on July 6, 2018, that resulted in the death of 29-year-old Delaina Lace Cutarm.
Cutarm was a mother of five children and had just given birth on June 23, 2018, according to her Facebook account.
Cutarm was struck by a vehicle shortly before 1:30 a.m. and died at the scene.
Maskwacis RCMP responded to the scene on Schoolhouse Road in Maskwacis. The RCMP Forensic Identification Section and Collision Reconstructionist also attended to provide assistance with processing the scene.
It was determined that the incident was a homicide. An autopsy was conducted on July 10, 2018 and the RCMP reported that Cutarm’s injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
The Edmonton RCMP Major Crimes Unit became involved and worked with the Maskwacis RCMP in the year-long investigation.
Littlechild was remanded in custody and made his first appearance on the charge in Wetaskwin Provincial Court on July 9.