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RCMP have laid a charge following the death of an Iqaluit man on Friday that they deemed a homicide.

Brandon Lyta, a 23-year-old Kimmirut resident, is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

He appeared before a justice of the peace after his Saturday arrest and he’s being kept in jail.

His next scheduled court appearance is set for July 6 in Iqaluit.

On Friday, the Mounties appealed for public assistance after locating a man in medical distress in the 4100 block of the city during the early morning hours. He was taken to Qikiqtani General Hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

 

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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