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BC man pleads guilty to 2014 murder of Pamela Napoleon

A BC man has plead guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 death of a woman known to travel to the Grande Prairie area.

The Alaska Highway News reports that Leon Wokeley’s trial for the death of Pamela Napoleon was set to begin in Fort St. John on Monday morning, but he entered a plea to second-degree murder instead. Two other counts of arson and indignity to human remains have been stayed. This comes just over a year after Wokeley plead not guilty to the murder.

Napoleon was last seen on July 8, 2014, leaving Blueberry First Nation, an Aboriginal reserve roughly an hour north of Fort St. John, with Wokeley.

Her remains were found in a burned down trapper’s cabin north of Buick on August 4, 2014, nearly one month after her disappearance.

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Wokeley is now set to appear in court on July 15 to set a date for sentencing. Second-degree murder carries a mandatory minimum of life in prison.

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