December 18, 2013 - 10:26 AM
PENTICTON - An ex-cop who shot and killed his wife wants his bail breach charge dropped.
Keith Gregory Wiens, 58, told Judge Meg Shaw in Penticton provincial court December 16 he would rather have three witnesses for his bail breach case appear in court, in person, than appear via video.
Wiens, who was convicted and sentenced to 13 years for the Aug. 16, 2011 second-degree murder of his spouse Lynn Kalmring, argued it would be better for him to cross-examine these witnesses face to face. Shaw ruled the witnesses were free to appear via video instead of having to travel to B.C.
The breach charge was incurred while on bail for his murder trial. Wiens was supposed to be looked after by his brother at a B.C. residence. Wiens allegedly broke bail conditions when his brother returned to Ontario for work. Wiens was arrested and has been in custody since.
Wiens will be back before the courts on Jan. 10 to settle a legal counsel matter. He has been representing himself for the past few months.
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