Murder charge against Cambridge Bay woman stayed

Woman had been charged in 2021 death of man in the community

A second-degree murder charge against a Cambridge Bay woman has been stayed. (File photo)

By David Venn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Crown lawyers have stayed a second-degree murder charge against a Cambridge Bay woman.

Jada Nulliayuk was charged in September 2021 in the death of a man in the community. She was 20 years old at the time.

Prosecutors entered the stay of charges on Monday, said Public Prosecution Service of Canada spokesperson Nathalie Houle.

“No reasons for the stay were provided to the court in this case,” Houle wrote to Nunatsiaq News.

In a news release in 2021, police said they had responded to a call for a domestic disturbance on Sept. 10, 2021, in Cambridge Bay. A man later left the home by ambulance to the local health centre, where he died.


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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by New judge time on

    Another family that lost a loved one and will never see justice. Messed up courts in nunavut. Why bother even arresting suspects now if they just end up dropping the charges? Cant even give reasons why!! Sad!

    • Posted by Tired on

      “Prosecutors entered the stay of charges on Monday, said Public Prosecution Service of Canada spokesperson Nathalie Houle.”

      The Crown entered the stay …

      This has nothing to do with the Court or any Judges. Your anger is misdirected.

      • Posted by Nap time on

        I see how it can be seen as misdirected anger but it’s just anger directed at the justice system, maybe not this case but numerous other cases in the Nunavut courts have seen families of the deceased receive scant justice

        • Posted by Tired on

          They mentioned the courts specifically and named themselves “New judge time”. I think the misdirection is clear.

          A judge can only adjudicate on the evidence provided. Sure, Judges often make poor choices; hence the existence of Courts of Appeal. Sometimes people get Bychok-ed. But miscarriages of justice tend to happen in the body of the court or during the investigation, not on the bench.

          Sometimes there is no justice to be had. That’s just an unfortunate reality that we have to live with. And quite frankly, people often confuse retribution for justice and will settle for nothing less.

          • Posted by Agnes Allen on

            Maybe they should think about getting the whole family to get family counseling this will involve the whole family of accursed person too much repeaters going back to cycle or going back jail and too much family problems, I worked with court since we been NWT and Nunavut I retired 5 times translating for accursed and victims, Please ? ? time to help our people too much sadness for families elder in Kugluktuk Nunavut concerned for everyone’s healthy strong connections ? ? ? ? Kudlak

  2. Posted by Norman on

    We often hear about serious cases being dropped in Nunavut courts, murder being one of them, sentencing being different.
    We seem to have two systems in our courts, I don’t understand this at all.
    Would this be different is it was the other way around?

  3. Posted by Tulugaq on

    Lots of backseat drivers are led by the Crown to make comments on something they don’t know because there are no reasons given for the stay of proceedings. Usually though it’s because of new information that lead the prosecutors to come to the conclusion that there is not a reasonable prospect of conviction anymore, which means there is not enough evidence to lead a jury to convict the accused. In the case of murder it could be because of credible self-defence or the battered women syndrome as recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Lavallee case.

    In my opinion, it would be preferable for the Crown to be transparent and explain why they believe there is not anymore a reasonable prospect of conviction so that people stop speculating. People can understand when it is explained and leaving people in the dark is much worse than explaining a difficult decision.


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