THUNDER BAY – Patrick Elmer O’Keese faces Second-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Failure to Comply with a Recognizance following a court appearance at the Thunder Bay District Court this morning. O’Keese was charged in relation to the death of eighteen-year-old Brayden Moonias, who had testified only weeks earlier in the homicide trial of Otis Perkins.
Moonias’ body was discovered at the mouth of McVicar’s Creek on the shore of Lake Superior just south of the creek on Sunday August 6th 2017.
O’Keese also is charged in the attack on a fifty-two-year old man who has, according to informed sources lost one eye and had serious injuries to the vision in his other eye in the incident that happened the same morning near the murder scene.
O’Keese has been remanded in custody and his next appearance in provincial court will be on September 22nd.