January 10, 2014 - 2:14 PM
PENTICTON - An ex-cop wants a lawyer on his side in his fight to get a bail breach charge erased.
Keith Gregory Wiens appeared in Penticton Provincial Court today but his efforts to find representation were delayed. Judge Meg Shaw adjourned the case to give the former Mountie more time to file the necessary paperwork, Crown prosecutor John Swanson said.
The bail breach charge is one of the lesser offences Wiens has faced. He is serving a 13-year sentence for the Aug. 2011 second-degree murder of his spouse Lynn Kalmring at their Penticton home.
Before he was convicted and sentenced for the killing he was out on bail and in care of his brother. Wiens allegedly broke bail conditions when his brother returned to Ontario for work.
In December he told the courts he has three witnesses who can testify he did not breach his bail conditions. Shaw had ruled any witnesses were free to appear via video instead of having to travel to B.C.
Wiens is due back in court on March 12.
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