A Gameti man, charged with murder in the death of Archie Wedzin in Berhchoko on April 8, made a brief appearance in a Yellowknife courtroom on Friday.
Alecus Quitte, 21, was remanded in custody until his next court appearance June 11 when he is to apperar by video from the North Slvae Correctional Complex (NSCC).
Dressed in an orange jail-issued t-shirt and sweat pants, Quitte seemed disinterested in the proceedings – the judge at one point telling his lawyer to tell Quitte to open his eyes.
According to an RCMP news release, Quitte was arrested on May 14 and charged with murder the next day.
The Crown prosecutor in the case says it has yet to be determined whether Quitte will face a first or second degree murder charge.
No motive for the crime has been mentioned so far.
Police state that Behchoko and Gameti RCMP, NT RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Services and supporting units have continued to follow the leads in this homicide investigation.
“We are thankful to the community of Behchoko in supporting the investigation to the point of this arrest and some resolution for the family,” states Inspector Amber Clark, Officer in Charge, South District, NT RCMP.
The investigation continues, however, RCMP are not seeking additional suspects at this time.
RCMP thanked the citizens and communities in the Tlicho Region for their support.
They also expressed condolences to the family as does CKLB.