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Story of Inusiq Sarah Akavak

Inusiq was from Iqaluit, Nunavut. She was strangled to death at the age of 39 in her apartment by her common-law husband, Kootoo Korgak(Quaraq).


Kootoo was already facing charges of assaulting Inusiq at the time of her murder. An arrest warrant had been issued for him a month earlier when he failed to show up in court on the assault charges.


Kootoo was convicted of second-degree murder in April 2001 and is serving a life sentence.

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