Man charged with Vancouver murder to stand trial in Vernon for sexual assault
Charlotte Helston - Reporter
FILE PHOTO: Vernon Law Courts
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
May 30, 2017 - 12:09 PM
VERNON - A man accused of murdering a young woman in Vancouver is scheduled to stand trial for sexual assault in Vernon later this summer.
William Victor Schneider, 49, is due to stand trial on one count of attempted sexual assault on Sept. 21, 2017 in Vernon Provincial Court, according to court records.
Schneider was previously expected to enter a guilty plea to the charge.
No details are known about the alleged sexual assault, except that it occurred on or about Sept. 28, 2016 in Vernon — the same day Schneider was arrested in connection with the death of Natsumi Kogawa, a Japanese student studying in Vancouver.
Kogawa was found dead on the grounds of a vacant mansion in Vancouver.
Schneider is charged with second degree murder and indignity to a human body. He is scheduled to appear in Vancouver court today, May 30.
Shortly after his arrest, police said Schneider has lived in several communities in B.C. and has no fixed address.
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