Lumby murder trial rescheduled for 2016

Howard Everett Krewson is accused of murdering Linda Ross, a Vernon school teacher, on June 19, 2014.

VERNON - A Lumby man accused of murdering a local teacher will stand trial in the spring of 2016.

Howard Everett Krewson, 55, faces one count of second degree murder in relation to the death of his 51-year-old girlfriend, Linda Ross, a teacher at the Vernon School District’s Alternative Learning Program.

Krewson’s trial was scheduled for this week in Vernon Supreme Court, but on Monday, Sept. 21, the case was moved to May 30, 2016. Krewson will be tried by a jury.

According to police, Krewson and Ross were in a brief relationship prior to the June 2014 incident on Trinity Valley Road. Responding to a disturbance call, police discovered Ross dead and Krewson suffering from apparent self-inflicted gun shot wounds.

Krewson was airlifted to hospital and recovered from his injuries. Police called the incident a suspected murder and attempted suicide.

Coworkers described Ross as a caring and compassionate person who was always there for her students.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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