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Bail revoked for Lytton man charged with second degree murder in death of his uncle

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November 25, 2016 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - A Lytton man charged with murdering his uncle earlier this year has had his bail revoked.

Kamloops Supreme Court Judge Sheri Donegan made her decision today, Nov. 25. Colton Smith, 20, is charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of his uncle Jeremiah Johnson Smith.

RCMP originally said that on Jan. 22 at a property on Two Mile Road, officers responded to reports of a stabbing. Four days later, Smith had been charged with murder.

Smith was released on bail earlier this year, but breached his conditions. The circumstances of the breaches cannot be published due to a court ordered publication ban on today's hearing.

Smith pleaded guilty to the breach and was sentenced to time served. However, he was recently charged with two additional breaches.

Defence lawyer Richard Kaiser sought bail on the new breaches, but Crown prosecutor Catriona Elliott filed an application to revoke Smith's bail.

Donegan sided with Elliott and ordered Smith to be detained in pre-trial custody. Smith is expected to plead guilty to the new breaches next month, ahead of his pre-trial hearings. 

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