The Yellowknife RCMP have upgraded the charge against 32-year-old Victor Ugyuk.

Victor Ugyuk is now facing a charge of Murder Sec. 235 cc., and two counts of Breach of Probation Sec. 733.1 cc.

 On September 3, 2019, Yellowknife RCMP attended the scene of an aggravated assault at the Sobering Centre and Day Centre, downtown Yellowknife.

The victim of the aggravated assault, Mark Poodlat, a 36-year-old man, passed away in hospital on Thursday, September 5, which contributed to the new charge.

Yellowknife RCMP and the NT RCMP Major Crime Unit are working with the NT Coroner Service with a coroner’s investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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