Robotti bail decision tomorrow

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PENTICTON - A decision on whether two people arrested in the death of Roxanne Louie will be released on bail is expected tomorrow.

Pier Louis Robotti and Grace Elinor Robotti, who are brother and sister, were charged in the murder of Louie, who was originally reported missing Jan. 4, 2015. Police discovered her body north of Naramata approximately a week after her disappearance.

Grace Robotti is charged with second degree murder, while Pier Robotti is charged with accessory after the fact to murder and interference with a dead body. The Robottis have been in jail since Jan.11.

A crowded courtroom heard details of the crime for the first time on March 2 as the Crown attempted to show why they should be denied bail. However those facts are untested and the court has banned publication of that information.

Judge Patrice Abrioux heard arguments from Crown Prosecutor Kevin Fotty and Defence lawyers James Pennington for Grace Robotti and Robert Maxwell, counsel for Pier Robotti prior to announcing he would hand down a decision on March 3 at 9:15 a.m.

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