Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy
10.2°C

Man charged with murder in 2016 Kamloops death will stand trial

Eric Bradley Charlie has been ordered to stand trial on one charge of second-degree murder in connection to a stabbing death on Kamloops' North Shore last year.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Facebook
March 08, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - A local man charged with murder in connection to the death of a man on the North Shore in Kamloops last year will stand trial in Supreme Court.

Eric Bradley Charlie, a man with several different aliases, is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 30-year-old John Southwell. The alleged incident happened on Jan. 22, 2016 outside of the Hatsuki Sushi restaurant on Tranquille Road.

According to court documents, Charlie appeared in Kamloops Provincial Court this week for a preliminary inquiry. The two-day hearing wrapped up yesterday, March 7, and resulted in a judge ordering Charlie to stand trial in Kamloops Supreme Court.

A date has not yet been set for trial.

Kamloops RCMP has previously said an argument had broken out between Charlie and Southwell, resulting in an altercation outside the restaurant.

Shortly before the alleged incident, Charlie was sentenced for contempt of court after providing an alias to police. His defence lawyer had argued in court that more jail time wouldn't be beneficial to his client and instead opted for a rehabilitation plan, which a Provincial Court judge agreed with.

For past stories on this case, go here.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Ashley Legassic or call 250-319-7494 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile