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Preliminary hearing wrapping up for man charged with murder of his wife

A preliminary hearing for 39-year-old Michael MacKay has been running on and off in February and March
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A preliminary hearing for 39-year-old Michael MacKay has been running on and off in February and March in North Battleford Provincial Court.

NORTH BATTLEFORD – A Meota man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife is back in court on April 5.

A preliminary hearing for 39-year-old Michael MacKay has been running on and off in February and March in North Battleford Provincial Court. The details of what is said during a preliminary hearing can’t be published. Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence for the accused to stand trial. His matter was scheduled to be spoken to on March 25 but it was adjourned.

MacKay was arrested in Warman March 18, 2021. Police had launched an investigation into 38-year-old Cindy MacKay’s death in February 2020 when health care professionals raised concerns to the RCMP when Cindy MacKay was in the hospital. She was taken to the hospital Feb. 7, 2020, in medical distress and died five days later.

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