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N.W.T. judge agrees to back-up lawyer in effort to prevent more delays in Yellowknife murder trial

An N.W.T. Supreme Court judge has signed off on an order to appoint another lawyer to potentially help Devon Larabie represent himself in his murder trial later this year.

That’s if Larabie dismisses his current lawyer before the trial.

Larabie is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 14 for second degree murder in the death of Breanna Menacho, whose body was found in a Yellowknife apartment in May 2020.

Larabie’s current lawyer is Michael Spratt, an Ottawa-based criminal defence lawyer who also works in the Northwest Territories.

Spratt is the fourth publicly-appointed lawyer to represent Larabie in this case. Larabie has dismissed three previous lawyers appointed through Legal Aid N.W.T. He dismissed his third lawyer, Scott Cowan, the week before his trial was set to begin last September.


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