Two new charges have been laid against a Whitehorse man accused of mailing an explosive device to his brother in Port Alice.
Seventy-three-year-old Leon Nepper now faces one charge each of attempted murder and aggravated assault, as well as the previous charges of possessing and sending an explosive device, in relation to the package he allegedly sent to his brother Roger Nepper. He’s also under a court order forbidding him to make any contact with his brother or sister-in-law.
Leon will make his next appearance in Yukon Territorial Court on Oct. 5. He remains in custody.
Roger suffered serious injuries, including the loss of several fingers on his right hand, when he opened a package at his home on Sept. 11. His wife, Shirley Bowick, was also burned in the incident.
Leon was charged two days later.
Crown lawyer Ludovic Gouaillier says Leon will face the charges in Yukon even though the matter is linked to an investigation in British Columbia.
With files from the Canadian Press and CBC.