A Whitehorse man accused of second degree murder made his first appearance in a Yukon courtroom today.
Michael Thomas MacPherson was in territorial court for only a few minutes, dressed in red jail attire.
A publication ban has been placed on the proceedings. He is next scheduled to be in court Aug. 12.
MacPherson, 32, turned himself in to the West Shore RCMP detachment on Vancouver Island Friday at noon.
He is now back in the Yukon to face charges including the second degree murder of 27-year-old Tanner Sinclair.
Sinclair was stabbed to death in the early hours of July 15 at a house in Copper Ridge.
Police almost immediately issued a public plea for information on MacPherson’s whearabouts, calling him “armed and dangerous.”
Investigators at the time suggested he may have fled to B.C. or Saskatchewan.
West Shore RCMP watch commander Sgt. Raj Sandhu said Friday that MacPherson attended the detachment with a lawyer and was arrested without incident.
Earlier last week MacPherson’s mother went on television urging her son to turn himself in.
Sinclair was an avid outdoorsman, an adventurer and hunter who championed the preservation of the Yukon backcountry.
He leaves behind his wife Whitney, daughter Keele and a baby due in the coming months.
A fundraiser to support the family has surpassed its $100,000 goal.
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