RCMP have charged a sixth person, a young offender, with accessory after the fact in relation to the murder of Damian Moosomin.
He was under the age of 18 at the time of the offence and can’t be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Others charged with Moosomin’s murder had more court appearances in North Battleford Provincial Court.
Denver Roy, 36, from Sweetgrass First Nation, appeared on May 6 by CCTV from Saskatoon Correctional Centre. He is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and indecent interference with a dead body.
Legal aide lawyer Bill Archer told the court it would be a conflict for his office to represent Roy and asked that the matter be adjourned while Roy’s file is sent to private counsel. He is scheduled to appear next on May 19.
Tye Partridge, 23, from Moosomin First Nation, is charged with first-degree murder. He had an appearance on May 6 and his matter was also adjourned to May 19.
Stormy Wapass-Semaganis, 23, from Edmonton is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Legal aide lawyer Bill Archer waived Wapass-Semaganis’ appearance on May 6 and the matter was adjourned until May 19 when she is expected to appear by CCTV. Archer asked the court for a bail supervision verification report to be prepared for her summary conviction charges. The home being considered is on Poundmaker First Nation. On her indictable charges her bail hearing will be held in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.
Melissa Semaganis, 41, from Poundmaker First Nation, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.
Jannay Blackbird, 32, from Saulteaux First Nation, is charged with second-degree murder.
Moosomin’s body was found in the 1500 block of 105th Street in North Battleford on May 16, 2020. He was reported missing to police on May 11, 2020.