Former Nunavut man’s murder trial to resume Sept. 12

Tyler Hikoalok accused of killing woman in Ottawa in 2018; trial expected to take 5 weeks

The trial of Tyler Hikoalok is set to resume Sept. 12 after a series of delays. (Sketch by Lauren Foster-MacLeod)

By Madalyn Howitt

The trial of a man from Cambridge Bay facing a first-degree murder charge in Ottawa is scheduled to resume Sept. 12 and last for five weeks.

Tyler Hikoalok, 22, is accused of the death of Elisabeth Salm, a 59-year-old volunteer librarian.

Hikoalok’s lawyer, Brook Laforest, confirmed the new date for Nunatsiaq News on Thursday.

The trial started in late May, but adjourned two days into jury selection when the defence put forward a pre-trial motion.

The reasons for the motion are under a publication ban.

Before the trial resumes, court is scheduled to reconvene Aug. 8, 9 and 12 for a three-day hearing on the motion.

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