Second-degree murder charges against a woman accused of killing Damian Moosomin were upgraded to first-degree murder.
Jannay Blackbird, 22, from Saulteaux First Nation appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court by CCTV on May 14. Her lawyer wasn’t present and the matter was adjourned to May 19.
Police have charged six people for Moosmin’s murder. The other five charged are Tye Partridge, 23, from Moosomin First Nation, Denver Roy, 36, from Sweetgrass Frist Nation, Stormy Wapass-Semaganis, 23, from Edmonton, Melissa Semaganis, 41, from Poundmaker First Nation, and a young offender who can’t be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Partridge is charged with first-degree murder, Wapass-Semaganis, Roy, Semaganis, and the young offender are charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Moosomin’s body was found in the 1500 block of 105 Street in North Battleford on May 16, 2020. He was reported missing to police on May 11, 2020.