Aklavik man sentenced to six years in beating death of wife

Frank Elanik Jr., an Aklavik man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 beating death of his longtime wife May Elanik, has been sentenced to six years. Elanik, who was initially charged with second-degree murder, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in July after reaching a plea deal with Crown prosecutors. Elanik was sentenced...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.