February 27, 2013 - 4:44 PM
The preliminary inquiry for a Kamloops man charged with murdering his common-law wife last year is expected to begin in June.
Deborah Anne Joseph was found dead in a residence on the 600-block of East Shuswap Road of the Tk'emlups Indian Band reserve on Oct. 20, 2012. RCMP believed her death was related to a domestic violence that got out of hand, according to media sources reported. The charges have not been proven in court.
While RCMP have remained hush on the details surrounding Joseph's death, initial reports by RCMP suggested she was stabbed.
Joseph's common-law husband, Gerald Raymond Peters, 48, faces charges of second-degree murder.
He is no stranger to domestic violence; he was handed a suspended sentence earlier that month for assaulting an ex-girlfriend in the summer of 2011.
Peters is expected back in Kamloops Law Courts June 25 for preliminary hearing, which determines if the Crown has enough evidence to proceed to trial.
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