Preliminary inquiry set for Fort Smith man charged with murder 

Wilfred Abraham, 55, is charged in connection with the death of Ralph Sifton,

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A Fort Smith man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 48-year-old man will be back in court next month.

Wilfred Abraham, 55, is charged in connection with the death of Ralph Sifton, who was found deceased in Fort Smith on Aug. 13,  2018.

Wilfred Abraham, 55, covers his face as he enters a Yellowknife courthouse last year. Brendan Burke/NNSL photo.

Abraham will sit in a Fort Smith court for the beginning of a preliminary inquiry – a hearing to test the strength of Crown’s case against the accused’s before heading to trial – on Aug. 6.

The hearing is expected to take up to four days, and prosecutors intend to call several witnesses.