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Meota man to stand trial for wife's death

Cindy MacKay died five days after she was taken to hospital in medical distress

NORTH BATTLEFORD – A Meota man accused of killing his wife will stand trial.

A preliminary hearing for 39-year-old Michael MacKay wrapped up April 12 and the case has been sent to Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench to set a trial date.

Police started investigating Cindy MacKay’s death after health care professionals raised concerns to RCMP when she was in the hospital after she was taken there in medical distress Feb. 7, 2020. She died five days later. Police didn’t say what were the hospital staff’s concerns.

A year later, Michael MacKay was arrested in Warman and charged with first-degree murder. He was released on bail in April 2021.

The charge against Michael McKay hasn’t been proven in court.