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Meota man charged with first-degree murder released on bail

·1 min read

A Meota man accused of killing his wife was released on bail.

Michael MacKay, 38, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 38-year-old wife Cindy MacKay. He had a show cause hearing last week in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench.

He had an appearance today in North Battleford Provincial Court and he returns to provincial court on May 14 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.

MacKay was arrested in Warman, Sask., on March 18. According to police, they launched an investigation after health care professionals raised concerns to RCMP. Cindy MacKay was taken to hospital in medical distress on Feb. 7, 2020. She died on Feb. 12, 2020.

RCMP Major Crime Unit North, RCMP Historical Case Unit North, the Battlefords RCMP, Battlefords RCMP General Investigation Section, and RCMP Forensic Identification worked together on the investigation.

Meota is a tiny village 43 kilometres northwest of North Battleford.

Lisa Joy, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist