Still no legal aid lawyer assigned to Gameti man charged in April homicide in Behchoko

Alecus Quitte from his Facebook page

A man from the Tlicho community of Gameti, charged with murder in the death of Archie Wedzin in Behchoko on April 8, made a brief video court appearance in Yellowknife on Tuesday.

Alecus Quitte, 21, was remanded in custody until July 9 when he will again appear by video from the North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC).

During his appearance, it was learned that Quitte has yet to be assigned a legal aid lawyer.

According to an RCMP news release, Quitte was arrested on May 14 and charged with murder in the death of Wedzin, 59, 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 ever been publicly mentioned by police

They do 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.


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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.