JAMES SMITH CREE NATION, Saskatchewan. (THECOUNT) — Myles Sanderson, one of the suspects still being sought in a mass stabbing in Canada, has a staggering 59 prior convictions and a long history of committing violent crime, including a prior stabbing of a current victim killed last weekend.

Myles Sanderson, 32, has a long rap sheet showing that seven years ago, he attacked and stabbed one of the victims killed in the weekend rampage, according to TribLive.


Myles Sanderson was released by a parole board in February while serving a sentence of over four years on charges that included assault and robbery. But he had been wanted by police since May, apparently for violating the terms of his release.

Sanderson and his brother Damien, 30, are accused of killing 10 people and wounding 18 in a string of attacks across an Indigenous reserve and in the nearby town of Weldon. Damien was found dead Monday, and police were investigating whether his own brother killed him.

Investigators have not given a motive for the bloodshed.

The Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service said nine of those killed were from the James Smith Cree Nation: Thomas Burns, 23; Carol Burns, 46; Gregory Burns, 28; Lydia Gloria Burns, 61; Bonnie Burns, 48; Earl Burns, 66; Lana Head, 49; Christian Head, 54; and Robert Sanderson, 49, One was from Weldon, 78-year-old Wesley Patterson. Authorities would not say how the victims might be related.

Mark Arcand said his half sister Bonnie and her son Gregory were killed.


Geo quick facts: Saskatchewan is a Canadian province that borders the United States to the south. Grassland covers its southern plains, and to the north are the rugged rock of the Canadian Shield plateau, coniferous forests, rivers and lakes. Regina, the provincial capital, is home to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, with exhibits on natural history and the people of Canada’s First Nations – Wikipedia.