Escaped Whitehorse youth offender returns to N.W.T where he faces 2nd-degree murder charge


A teen accused of pulling a knife on a guard and escaping the Whitehorse youth offender facility last month is being returned to the Northwest Territories where he’s awaiting trial for second-degree murder.

The teen was among the inmates brought to Whitehorse during Yellowknife’s wildfire-related evacuation last month and faces five charges in relation to the incident at the facility, including prison break, assault with a weapon and mischief.

He made a video appearance in Whitehorse territorial court Friday where the Crown and defence discussed which territory he should be incarcerated in. 

While now legally an adult, the teen faces a number of charges in the N.W.T. that were laid against him as

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