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.



Derek Neary

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,...

6 replies on “Kimmirut man charged with second-degree murder”

  1. He’s from montreal , not kimmirut, big difference, hes only been residing in kimmirut because he was stuck there

  2. The man is not from kimmirut!!! He has been here a few times but i know that he does not live here!!!! Aasi putting a bad name into our community.

  3. He was not even a resident of kimmirut when he committed the crime. This reporting makes me question every single article you have ever published. Were they all fake news?!?

    1. Hello, Martha. We reported what the RCMP stated in their news release. If there is any mistake, the RCMP have not acknowledged it in any follow up correspondence.

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