February 04, 2015 - 1:33 PM
VERNON - A Lumby man accused of murdering his girlfriend, a local teacher, is before a provincial court judge this week.
A preliminary inquiry for Howard Everett Krewson, also known as Howard Everett, began Wednesday, Feb. 4 and is scheduled to last five days.
Krewson, 55, was charged with the second degree murder of Linda Ross, 51, in June 2014. Police said the two had been dating for a brief period of time before Krewson allegedly shot Ross and then himself at her home on Trinity Valley Road. Krewson survived the self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Ross was a teacher at the Alternate Learning Program in Vernon.
The judge will use the hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for a trial.
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—This story was edited at 4:50 p.m. Feb. 4 to correct an error. An earlier version of the story stated the alleged murder ocurred at Howard Krewson's home.
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