Judge bans publication of results of bail hearing for woman charged with first-degree murder

A judge has ordered a ban on publication of her decision on whether or not a woman charged with first-degree murder was granted bail.

Stormy Wapass-Semaganis, 23, from Edmonton, had a bail hearing in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench June 14. On June 17 Judge Brenda Hildebrandt handed down her decision but issued a publication ban on her decision.

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Wapass-Semaganis is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Damian Moosomin. Denver Roy, 36, from Sweetgrass First Nation, Jannay Blackbird, 32, from Saulteaux First Nation, Tye Partridge, 23, from Moosomin First Nation, and Melissa Semaganis, 41, from Poundmaker First Nation are also charged in relation to Moosomin's murder.

Moosomin was reported missing to police on May 11, 2020. His body was found in the 1500 block of 105 Street in North Battleford on May 16, 2020.

The charges against the accused haven’t been proven in court.

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