Trial of Inuk man charged with Ottawa murder starts Monday
Tyler Hikoalok charged with first-degree murder of librarian Elisabeth Salm
The trial of a man originally from Cambridge Bay who was charged with murder in the 2018 death of an Ottawa librarian, is scheduled to begin Monday in a downtown courtroom in the nation’s capital.
The jury trial of Tyler Hikoalok is slated for four weeks.
He was charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Elisabeth Salm, who was found clinging to life on May 24, 2018 at the Christian Science Reading Room on Laurier Avenue in Ottawa, where she worked as a volunteer librarian.
She died in hospital the following day. Hikoalok, who was 18 at the time, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder three days later.