Date for former Nunavut man’s murder trial expected next week
Tyler Hikoalok accused of killing Ottawa librarian Elisabeth Salm in 2018
A new trial date for a former Cambridge Bay man facing a first-degree murder charge in Ottawa is expected to be set next week.
Tyler Hikoalok, 22, is charged in the 2018 death of Elisabeth Salm, a 59-year-old volunteer librarian at the Christian Science Reading Room on Laurier Avenue in Ottawa.
The reasons for the pre-trial motion are under a publication ban.
Hikoalak appeared in an Ottawa courtroom on Thursday, where judge Anne London-Weinstein set a court date of June 24 to issue her ruling on the motion, and to decide when the trial should resume.
Hikoalok has been in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre leading up to the trial.
In court, both Crown and defence lawyers suggested it could be rescheduled for mid-September and last between four and five weeks.