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Murder suspect to return to court in February

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Taber Times

By Delon Shurtz
Southern Alberta Newspapers – Lethbridge

A 38-year-old Saskatchewan man accused of killing another man near Taber in September is out on bail and won’t be back in court until February.

The case was in Taber provincial court Tuesday, during which the accused’s Lethbridge lawyer, Greg White, appeared and adjourned the matter to Feb. 2.

Stacey Charles Wahpistikwan, who was not in court Tuesday, is charged with second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body in the death of Silas Lorne Kiseyinewakup, who was killed near a farm north of Taber where he worked.

Police found the body while responding to a complaint of a disturbance and report of a missing person.

Wahpistikwan was released from custody on the murder and interference charges following a bail hearing last month in Lethbridge Court of Queen’s Bench.

However, he remained in custody on unrelated charges out of Wainwright. Wahpistikwan has since been released on those charges, as well, and is residing in Saskatchewan.

Conditions of his release on the murder and interference charges required that Wahpistikwan post $475 bail and live with his uncle in Big Island Cree Territory, Sask.

He must report weekly to the RCMP, surrender or destroy any firearms and weapons he possesses, adhere to a nightly curfew, and provide breath or urine samples if requested by police. He is also prohibited from contacting his sister and other witnesses in the case, and from consuming alcohol and drugs.

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