A pair of stabbing incidents has left a Nemaska man dead and another narrowly escaping with his life.

A 20-year-old Nemaska man died after being stabbed in a fight May 17.

Christopher Wapachee and a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be identified, got into an altercation for reasons that are not quite clear.

Wapachee was taken to the local clinic and perished soon after. The teen was arrested early the next morning at his family’s home.

It was unclear at press time what the teen would be charged with.

In another incident, a 24-year old woman from Mistissini allegedly stabbed Oujé-Bougoumou resident Benjamin Shecapio-Blacksmith in early May at a camp near OJ.

Both were intoxicated, according to SQ Officer Annie Labreque. Officer Labreque said that Shecapio-Blacksmith was stabbed in the abdomen with a knife. He was taken to the intensive care at the Chibougamau hospital, but was released.

Melanie Gunner later appeared in Roberval court and was charged with attempted murder.