A 17-year-old Cree is being held in a Val d’Or youth detention centre after an incident that ended in murder New Year’s Day.

Crown Prosecutor Marie Claude Belanger was tight-lipped. “I can’t say anything about the case except that it’s a youth who is being held in Val d’Or after being charged with first degree murder,” she said.

The accused, who cannot be identified due to his age, is to appear in court on February 2.