Vernon man ordered to stand trial for 2015 murder
By Charlotte Helston
Jason hardy, 42, was found dead in Polson Park Aug. 26, 2015.
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October 05, 2016 - 1:09 PM
VERNON - A Vernon murder case is going to trial.
Tal Kalum La Riviere faces a second degree murder charge in connection to the death of Jason Hardy, whose body was found in Polson Park in 2015.
Yesterday, Oct. 4, a judge ordered La Riviere to stand trial for the offence. The ruling came after evidence was presented at a preliminary inquiry earlier this year.
Initially, there were two other people charged in the case, a 19-year-old and a 15-year-old, however charges against them were stayed by the Crown, which said there was not a substantial likelihood of conviction.
La Riviere’s trial will be held in Vernon Supreme Court. A date has not yet been set.
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