Moosomin’s accused killer to have psychiatric assessment

A man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Damian Moosomin will have a psychiatric assessment to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.

Defence lawyer Andrew Lyster told the court today that space is available for 36-year-old Denver Roy at the Saskatchewan Hospital forensic unit in North Battleford.

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Lyster waived his client’s attendance in North Battleford Provincial Court on May 26. Roy, however, is expected to appear by CCTV at his scheduled June 9 appearance.

Roy’s co-accused Stormy Wapass-Semaganis also had an appearance in court today. An agent for lawyer Bill Archer asked the court for an updated bail verification report. Wapass-Semaganis and Melissa Semaganis are seeking bail in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

Wapass-Semaganis is charged with first-degree murder. Semaganis is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Tye Partridge and Jannay Blackbird are charged with first-degree murder. A young offender, who can’t be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

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

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.

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