Mom accused of murdering five-year-old son

Saskatoon murder suspect Kellie Johnson. (Facebook)

Saskatoon murder suspect Kellie Johnson. (Facebook)

Lisa Mrazek, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:42 PM ET

REGINA — The mother of a five-year-old Saskatoon boy found dead in his home on the weekend has been charged with murder.

Police received a 911 call from a Saskatoon home early Saturday morning saying a child was injured.

Jonathan Vetter was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Kellie Johnson, 35, charged with first-degree murder, is to return to court Tuesday.

Neighbour Linda Tinkler, whose daughter used to play with Jonathan, said the close-knit block is still "kind of in shock" at the news.

"It's been really quite horrible," she said Monday. "You just feel that nothing is ever going to be the same again — I know it won't be. You're always going to have that little piece missing. It was something that I can't imagine, I cannot even begin to imagine what the family is going through."


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