Thunderchild murder suspect to return to court Jan. 14

A man accused of second-degree murder in connection to an incident on Thunderchild First Nation made his latest court appearance Tuesday.

Ivor Wapass appeared before Judge David Kaiser in provincial court by closed-circuit TV. His appearance was brief, and his matters have been adjourned to Jan. 14 in provincial court where he will again appear by CCTV.

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The indication from his defence counsel was that an application may be made for bail for Wapass to the Court of Queen’s Bench before that time. Queen’s Bench holds jurisdiction for bail in this case. 

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

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