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Trial begins for man charged with manslaughter in Kamloops motel death

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February 20, 2018 - 4:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - It's been just over two years since Dennis Adolph was found dead in a Valleyview motel, and now the man charged with manslaughter in connection to the death is standing trial.

Former Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Clay Kronebusch began his testimony in Kamloops Supreme Court today, Feb. 20, during Gordon Camille's trial. Camille is charged with one count of manslaughter in connection to the death of Adolph at the 4 Seasons Motel in east Kamloops in January 2016.

Camille's trial by judge alone began yesterday, Feb. 19, and is scheduled to wrap up next month, according to Crown prosecutor Katie Bouchard.

A 10-day voir dire hearing was held prior to trial to determine if a taped admission by Camille was admissable at his trial. Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes ruled it inadmissable yesterday, as the statement wasn't voluntary.

In court today, Kronebusch said he was called to the scene of the Four Seasons on Jan. 26, 2016 to review surveillance footage from within the motel, concerning Adolph's death.

His testimony was delayed temporarily while the court dealt with technical difficulties in reviewing the surveillance footage.

Kronebusch is one of approximately 20 witnesses being called by the Crown during trial, Bouchard says, and that group will include police officers, civilian witnesses and experts.

Camille was arrested in February 2016 and charged in connection to 49-year-old Adolph's death.

Police were called to the 4 Seasons Motel on Trans Canada East Frontage Road on Jan. 26, where they responded to the death of Adolph. The B.C. Coroners Service later confirmed the death was a homicide.

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