Two weeks, two attempted murders


Two Nunavik men are in jail following their arrests for attempted murder.

Police say both incidents involved men who allegedly tried to murder their sisters.

On Dec. 4 in Quaqtaq, a man is alleged to have shot and then stabbed a woman. He is also accused of uttering threats.

On Dec. 10, in Kuujjuaq, a man is alleged to have severely beaten a woman and uttered threats to two people.

Zebedee Puttayuk, 34, of Quaqtaq was arrested and faces five charges, including attempted murder.

Jimmy Angnatuk, 34, of Kuujjuaq was arrested and faces three charges, including attempted murder.

The two men are in custody, while awaiting their next court appearance.

Police say the victims are recovering in hospital.

To date, there have been five murders in Nunavik in 2005.

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