Nunavut man charged with second-degree murder
Brandon Lyta, 23, arrested following homicide investigation in Iqaluit
A 23-year-old Nunavut man has been charged with second-degree murder.
RCMP arrested Brandon Lyta of Kimmirut on Saturday, May 16, following a homicide investigation in Iqaluit.
Police attended to a man in distress at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, May 15, in the 4100 block, behind Dead Dog Lake. The man later died, after he was taken to Qikiqtani General Hospital.
Police blocked off a section of Imiqtarviminiq Road while the RCMP’s major crimes unit and forensic identification unit investigated the area.
Lyta has appeared before a justice of the peace and been remanded into custody. His next scheduled court appearance is July 6 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.