Accused bus stabber makes court appearance in Kelowna

Tyler Jack Newton, 25, is charged with second degree murder for stabbing 55-year-old Kelowna Flightcraft employee Caesar Rosales, who died at the scene last October.
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KELOWNA - Nearly one year after a Kelowna man was stabbed to death in an allegedly unprovoked and brutal attack on a transit bus, the suspect is in court to find out if there is enough evidence for the trial to proceed.

Tyler Jack Newton, 25, is charged with second degree murder for stabbing 55-year-old Kelowna Flightcraft employee Caesar Rosales, who died at the scene last October.

Rosales was a much-loved member of the community and his violent and seemingly senseless death while returning home from shopping shocked the community.

The preliminary inquiry began Tuesday and is expected to last several days.

Newton, who has been in custody since his arrest nearly one year ago, has an extensive criminal history going back to 2008, when he was charged with break and enter and theft over $5,000. He has appeared in court nearly every year since then on charges ranging from possession of stolen property and drugs to theft of a motor vehicle.

Caesar Rosales died after being stabbed on a Kelowna city bus last October.
Caesar Rosales died after being stabbed on a Kelowna city bus last October.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)

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