Man charged with cab driver’s death granted bail

Yellowknife courthouse. Emelie Peacock photo
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One of the men charged in connection with the death of a Yellowknife taxi driver has been granted bail.

James Schiller is charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of 75-year-old Ahmed Mahamud Ali. Schiller’s son, 18-year-old Elias Schiller, is also facing a second-degree murder charge.

Ali, a City Cab driver, was found unconscious in the back of his taxi cab outside Stanton Territorial Hospital in the early hours of November 19th, 2018. He later passed away.

NWT Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mahar granted Schiller bail Wednesday on several conditions. These include that he reside with a friend in the City of Yellowknife, not leave the NWT except for the case of medical travel, adhere to a curfew and have no contact with Elias.

A publication ban is in place as this case proceeds to trial. It prevents any information or evidence presented in court about the case from being published, including the reasons behind Justice Mahar’s bail decision.

A preliminary inquiry for James and Elias Schiller is set to begin May 1st.

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