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Man accused of shooting Kamloops Mountie to stand trial

Kenneth Knutson
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December 07, 2015 - 2:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The man accused of shooting a local Mountie will face his charges in Kamloops Supreme Court after a provincial court judge ruled there was enough evidence to grant a trial.

Kenneth Michael Knutson faces several serious charges and allegations after Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud was shot after pulling over a white sedan in the Batchelor Heights neighbourhood Dec. 3, 2014.  The shooting led to a 12-hour manhunt ending with the suspect’s arrest.

Michaud survived the shooting after months in the Royal Inland Hospital intensive care unit. 

Knutson is charged with attempted murder in the commission of a criminal organization, one count of using a restricted firearm and one count of aggravated assault.

Details of the Dec. 7 inquiry are covered by a publication ban. The accused will return to court Dec. 21 to fix a date for trial.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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