Peter Kingwatsiak murder trial set for June 2015

Peter Kingwatsiak will face trial next summer for the first degree murder of his stepbrother, Mappaluk Adla, in Cape Dorset nearly four years ago.

A trial date has been set for a man charged with first degree murder.

Peter Kingwatsiak is accused of shooting his stepbrother Mappaluk Adla between the eyes with a .303 rifle in September 2010 in Cape Dorset. 

Kingwatsiak was 18 at the time.

He has been in custody since the charges were laid. 

He is also charged with breaking and entering and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Kingwatsiak has admitted to the killing.

He says he was high at the time because he was sniffing gasoline.

Kingwatsiak was denied bail in June 2013.

At that time Kingwatsiak's defence lawyer James Morton says he could argue the killing was manslaughter and not murder, but says that is an issue for the trial judge to decide.

The trial has been set for June 22 of next year.

It's scheduled for five days in Cape Dorset.