Fort Liard homicide suspect appears in court; victim identified

A woman charged with second-degree murder in connection with the weekend death of a 34-year-old man in Fort Liard made a brief court appearance in Yellowknife Wednesday morning. Selena Lomen, 21, hung her head, looking sullen as she sat in NWT territorial court’s prisoner’s booth. Lomen was arrested and charged after Fort Liard RCMP located...
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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