Decision yet to be given for Kelly Lake murder suspect

A decision has yet to be given for Morgen Lambert-Bouma, who stands accused of killing 54-year-old Owen Cardinal in 2019 in Kelly Lake, with the matter adjourned to April 28 for a fix date for decision.

A trial was held this week in Dawson Creek Supreme Court, with Justice Marguerite Church adjourning the matter to review the case.

Lambert-Bouma was arrested Aug. 16, 2019, after RCMP were called to a home after reports of an assault.

After arriving at the scene, officers found Cardinal, 54, fatally wounded, along with Lambert-Bouma. Both were known to each other, according to police. Lambert-Bouma was taken in custody and charged with second-degree murder.

In March 2022, Church ruled Lambert-Bouma was mentally fit to stand trial, though he was ordered to stay in custody at the Coquitlam Forensic Psychiatric Hospital during the proceedings.

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alaska Highway News