Ban on alcohol cuts violent crime in half in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

An alcohol ban instituted in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation after 18-year-old Marcus Spence was beaten to death Feb. 20 has resulted in a 50 per cent drop in violent crime in the community, the RCMP told the CBC.

Spence had just found out that he was going to be a father a few weeks before he was killed, according to his mother Kelly Spence. 

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Four men from Nelson House – Waylon Alfred McKay, Patrick Linklater, Gerald Lee Spence and Russell Sinclair – were arrested in February and early March in connection with the killing

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