Bail report ordered for Thunderchild murder suspect

A bail verification report has been ordered for a man accused of second-degree murder in an incident on Thunderchild First Nation.

Ivor Wapass made his latest appearance in North Battleford Provincial Court Monday. His lawyer Jonathan Bodvarson of Legal Aid made the request for the bail report, which will canvass for electronic monitoring. Judge Murray Pelletier made the order to have the report prepared.

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Wapass has been remanded to appear Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. to appear by closed circuit TV. Bodvarson indicated he would determine after the report is prepared whether to apply to Queen’s Bench court for a bail hearing. It is Queen’s Bench court that has jurisdiction in this case on whether Wapass will be released. 

Wapass is charged in connection to the death of Roger Standingwater on Thunderchild First Nation Sept. 15.

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