Nunavut court hears Iqaluit murder case

Lucassie Korgak, 37, charged with second-degree murder for the death of Enoosiq Tikivik

Earlier this month, the Nunavut Court of Justice heard the case of Lucassie Korgak of Iqaluit, who is charged with second-degree murder for the death of Enoosiq Tikivik. The court scheduled his next appearance for March 2. (File photo)

By Thomas Rohner
Special to Nunatsiaq News

This story was updated on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 10:15 a.m. ET.

The case of an Iqaluit man who faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the death of a woman he is alleged to have assaulted on three prior occasions came before the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit earlier this month.

The police charged Lucassie Korgak, 37, with second-degree murder on Sept. 20, 2019, related to the death of Enoosiq Tikivik in Iqaluit.

The police allege Korgak broke a number of court orders in the same incident, including to have no contact with Tikivik and to abstain from alcohol.

Korgak already faced three separate assault charges against Tikivik, all of which are alleged to have taken place in 2019, according to court documents.

In total, Korgak faces 18 charges in alleged incidents involving violence against Tikivik.

Last year, on Feb. 12, police charged Korgak with assaulting Tikivik. Korgak pleaded not guilty to that charge on March 7.

Four months later, on June 25, police charged Korgak with assaulting Tikivik again and breaking a court order to have no contact with her.

Then, two months after that, on Aug. 14, police charged Korgak with assaulting Tikivik for a third time. The police also charged Korgak with breaking court orders to have no contact with her and not to enter her home.

On Sept. 19, 2019, Korgak pleaded not guilty to the incidents alleged to have taken place over the summer.

The next day, police charged Korgak with second-degree murder in connection with Tikivik’s death.

Earlier this month, on Jan. 6, the court addressed Korgak’s case. Korgak was not required to attend court. The court scheduled his next appearance for March 2.

Correction: This story was updated to correct the spelling of the victim’s name.

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