Preliminary hearing for Fort Liard woman charged with murder resumes Friday in Yellowknife

Fort Liard photo courtesy of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA)

A preliminary hearing for a young woman from the DehCho community of Fort Liard, charged with second-degree murder, is to resume Friday in Yellowknife.

Selena Lomen, 21, is charged in the stabbing death of Danny Klondike, 34, last October in Fort Liard.

The hearing began Wednesday in that community.

Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to send a case to trial.

There is a publication ban on evidence revealed during preliminary hearings.

Klondike was found dead in a residence on Birch Road.

Community members have told CKLB that the victim and the accused had been involved in a relationship.

Lomen remains in custody after being denied bail earlier this year.



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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.