January 04, 2016 - 4:46 PM
KAMLOOPS - A man accused of murdering a 61-year-old man in Lillooet will stand trial after a preliminary inquiry concluded last month.
Crown prosecutor Chris Balison appeared in Kamloops Supreme Court today, Jan. 4, to schedule time to fix a date for Jeffery Harris’ murder trial.
Harris, also of Lillooet, allegedly assaulted Gary Mandseth in February last year. The senior sustained serious injuries which he succumbed to later in hospital.
A preliminary inquiry is a provincial court hearing to determine if sufficient evidence is available to proceed with trial in supreme court.
Balison will appear before a judge on Jan. 18 to determine a date on which the trial can begin.
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