No bail hearing yet for Nunavik man accused in spouse’s death

Willie Jr. Thomassie to appear in court tomorrow

A Kangirsuk man accused of killing his wife on Feb.12 remains in custody but has yet to appear at a bail hearing. (File photo)

By Sarah Rogers

Justice appears to be stalled in the recent deaths of two Nunavik women.

The Kangirsuk man accused of killing his wife on Feb. 12 remains in custody but has not yet to appear at a bail hearing.

Willie Jr. Thomassie, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and negligence causing the death of his spouse.

Mary Joanna Mucco, 35, was found lifeless in her Kangirsuk home on the evening of Feb. 12.

Community members say Thomassie first shot Mucco and then attempted to take his own life. He was medevaced to a Montreal hospital before being transferred to the Amos detention centre.

Crown prosecutors in Amos say there is no date set for the man’s bail hearing. Thomassie has a court appearance in Kuujjuaq set for Tuesday, March 12, though it’s unlikely he will appear in person.

Kangiqsualujjuaq death still under investigation

Sûreté du Québec investigators say they continue to look into the February death of another Nunavik woman.

Susie Assevak, 27, was found dead in a Kangiqsualujjuaq home on Feb. 9.

Police said they are still considering her death suspicious, although no arrests have been made in the case.

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