Myles Brandon Sanderson was from Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a history of associating with gang members, drug dealers, pimps and people involved in the party scene.
As an indigenous offender, Sanderson participated in a counselling program intended to help him reconnect with Indigenous culture and traditional values. He also completed a program that included sessions and ceremonies intended to help offenders control their emotions, improve their social skills and develop goals and healing plans.
Sanderson was 1 year younger than his brother Damien Sanderson. They grew up in an environment of physical and domestic abuse and instability and moved between their parents and other relatives’ homes where they were exposed to substance abuse, neglect and violence.
Myles was 6’1″ tall and his registered weight was 240 pounds. He was a teenager when he became a father and he has had no contact with his child.
After being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and attention deficit disorder, Myles took antipsychotic medications. Here are 13 more things about him:
- In 2001, his parents separated. He went to live with his father and his father’s girlfriend where he witnessed more violence. He then went to live with his grandparents but again ended up in an abusive environment.
- In 2003, he returned to live with his father.
- In 2004, he started drinking and smoking marijuana.
- In 2006, he started using cocaine.
- On January 15, 20015, he repeatedly stabbed Earl Burns with a knife and wounded Joyce Burns in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He was sentenced to 2 years at a provincial jail.
- In July 2017, he barged into his common-law partner’s house in a rage and threatened to murder a male First Nation band store employee.
- In November 2017, he hit a man with a gun and stomped on the man’s head until the man agreed to rob a fast-food restaurant with a firearm for a $150 haul.
- In April 2018, he was drinking at a house when he assaulted two men with a fork before beating a passerby outside and leaving the victim unconscious in a ditch.
- In June, 2018, he was trying to sneak into his domestic partner’s house when he got into a violent altercation with police officers. While being taken into custody, he assaulted an officer.
- In February 2021, his security classification was reduced to minimum and he was transferred to his correctional facility’s healing lodge.
- In August 2021, he was given statutory release. He was prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs and having relationships with women without the permission of his parole officer. In December 2021, his former wife called his parole officer to report that he had been living with her for two months. He was jailed again and placed in a medium-security facility.
- On February 1, 2022, his parole supervisor recommended he remain in prison but the Parole Board of Canada granted his request that the suspension of his release be reversed. In May 2022, he stopped reporting to his parole officer and was being sought by police. Before this, he had a total of 59 criminal convictions as an adult.
- From 5:40 a.m. to 12:07 p.m. on September 4, 2022, he and Damien allegedly stabbed 28 people at 13 locations on the James Smith First Nation in Saskatchewan and in Weldon, Saskatchewan. After the stabbing rampage, he and Damien allegedly fled in a black Nissan Rogue with a Saskatchewan license plate. Ten of the victims died while the other 18 were injured. On September 5, 2022, his brother Damien was found dead. After he was arrested near the town of Rosthern in Saskatchewan on September 7, 2022, he went into medical distress and died. He was 30.