19-year-old Taiya Hudy of Yorkton charged with murder

April 5, 2019 9:58 am

On April 3, 2019, Taiya Alice Hudy of Yorkton was arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of Colin Focht of Yorkton.

Focht, who was 25 years old, was last seen on August 31 of last year and RCMP say that, at this point in the investigation, it is believed he was killed on September 1.

On April 4 of this year, human remains believed to be Colin Focht, were discovered in a rural area outside of Yorkton.

The identity will need to be confirmed through forensic autopsy.

Hudy is charged with Second Degree Murder.

She made her first court appearance Friday morning in Yorkton Provincial Court.

The family of Colin Focht has been updated on the investigation to date.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Focht, the man who was killed, had been imprisoned for sexual interference with minors.

Back in 2016, a Yorkton judge sentenced Focht to two years in prison for sexual interference with two girls under the age of 16.

Focht pleaded guilty in that case to two counts each of sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

In exchange for his guilty pleas, the Crown dropped two charges of sexual assault, one charge of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one charge of forcible confinement.

Focht received one year each on the sexual interference charges to be served consecutively and one year each concurrent on the invitation to sexual touching counts.