Judge to hear evidence against Lumby man accused of murder

Howard Everett Krewson is accused of murdering Linda Ross at her residence on Trinity Valley Road in June 2014.

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.

Linda Ross worked as a teacher in Vernon.
Linda Ross worked as a teacher in Vernon.
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To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

—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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