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Hay River man's 1st-degree murder charge reduced

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James Colosimo has been in custody since being arrested shortly after the body of an 18-year-old woman was found in a Hay River home. He is charged with second degree murder. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC - image credit)
James Colosimo has been in custody since being arrested shortly after the body of an 18-year-old woman was found in a Hay River home. He is charged with second degree murder. (Chantal Dubuc/CBC - image credit)

A Hay River man's first-degree murder charge has been reduced to second-degree murder.

James Colosimo is accused of murdering an 18-year-old woman in Hay River a year ago. His preliminary inquiry was set to begin Monday in Hay River, but it was called off a week ago, after the prosecutor changed the charge to second-degree murder.

Colosimo, then aged 31, was arrested shortly after police found the woman dead in a house in the community on Sept. 9. 2020. He has been in custody since then.

At the request of his lawyer, he underwent a psychological examination in Edmonton. It is unclear what the doctors who examined Colosimo concluded.

A date for Colosimo's trial has not been set yet.

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