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Jury trial for Meota man accused of killing wife delayed until 2024

Michael MacKay is charged with first-degree murder in his wife's death.
Michael MacKay's trial on a first-degree murder charge has been delayed until May 2024.

BATTLEFORD – The first-degree murder trial of 41-year-old Michael MacKay, a Meota man accused of killing his wife, has been postponed until May 2024. MacKay’s jury trial was scheduled to start Oct. 16 in Battleford Court of King’s Bench.

Cindy MacKay, 38, was taken to hospital in medical distress on Feb. 7, 2020, and died in hospital Feb. 12, 2020. Police say they launched an investigation into her death after health care professionals raised concerns to RCMP while she was still alive and in hospital. They didn’t specify what were those concerns.

Michael MacKay was arrested in Warman on March 18, 2021. He was released on bail in April 2021.

Meota is a village 43 kilometres northwest of North Battleford.


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