Teen accused in mother’s murder released on bail
Lennese Kublu, 19, now living in an Ottawa group home
A teenaged girl who stands charged with second-degree murder in the death of her mother in Ottawa was released on bail last week.
Lennese Kublu, 19, who is originally from Igloolik, is accused of stabbing to death her mother, Susan Kuplu-Irqittuq, last January in the family’s Ottawa home.
Ottawa Police Service charged Kublu and her boyfriend Dwight Brown, 29, with the woman’s second-degree murder.
The two accused have each been held in custody at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.
Last week, Kublu’s lawyer, Diane Condo, successfully argued for her client’s release on bail, Condo told Nunatsiaq News, on the condition that Kublu live in a group home and receive counselling.
A photo posted to social media last week showed the 19-year-old eating dinner at an Ottawa restaurant with family members.
Kuplu-Irqittuq, 37, who is also from Igloolik, went missing in mid-January.
Kublu disappeared around the same time; police located both Kublu and Brown in Toronto a few days later, where Brown had been picked up on assault and drug trafficking charges.
Police allege that on or around Jan. 10, the couple fought with Kuplu-Irqittuq in the family’s Ottawa townhouse. They also allege that at this point Kublu and Brown stabbed the woman to death.
They appear to have then disposed of her body in a dumpster; Kuplu-Irqittuq’s remains were discovered in the Trail Road landfill site in mid-February.
While Kublu is now out on bail, Brown remains in custody. The charges against them have not been proven in court.
Kublu will appear in court next Nov. 4 for her preliminary inquiry.