Charges upgraded to first degree murder in Wiky homicide

WIKWEMIKONG – As a result of the ongoing investigation, charges have been upgraded to First Degree Murder against the three individuals who were involved in an altercation that resulted in the death of Percy (Junior) SIMON, 33 years old.

The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) North East Region Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) Acting Detective Inspector Gilles Depratto, have been continuing their investigation into the incident which occurred at a home located on Andrew Crescent in Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation #26 on May 17, 2015.

On June 22, 2015, the following individuals appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay to speak to the charge of First Degree Murder as per the Criminal Code of Canada. 

  • Robert Travis WEMIGWANS, 31 years old, of Wikwemikong
  • Tammy TRUDEAU, 43 years old, of Wikwemikong
  • Byron KAGIGE, 56 years old, of Hamilton.

The three have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear again on July 13, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Gore Bay.