Trial date set for in-custody charges against Kamloops man accused of beating teen with bat

Kristopher Teichrieb is expected to go to trial for a charge unrelated to the June 2016 incident next year.
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KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man charged with assaulting a teenager with a baseball bat last year will be going to trial on a different charge next April.

Kristopher Teichrieb, born 1977, is facing charges of attempted murder and assault with a weapon in connection to the alleged assault against Savona teenager Jessie Simpson. 

After being denied bail twice, Teichrieb has been behind bars for about 10 months, ever since he was arrested following the June 19, 2016 incident near his Brocklehurst property.

During his time in prison, Teichrieb was charged with counselling an indictable offence. Court documents show he allegedly counselled someone to commit bodily harm against another person.

Court documents show a trial date for that charge has been set for April 16 to 19 of 2018. That trial is set to take place in Surrey Provincial Court. 

A date has not yet been set for Teichrieb's Kamloops Supreme Court jury trial for the attempted murder and assault with a weapon charges in connection to the alleged assault against Simpson. 

Simpson, who was 18 years old at the time of the incident, has been in a coma ever since he was allegedly assaulted with a baseball bat in the area of Clifford Avenue and Holt Street in Brocklehurst.

Friends and family have previously said Simpson left a graduation party the day of the offence and ended up on Teichrieb's property.

Details surrounding the alleged offence cannot be made public due to a court-ordered publication ban. None of the charges against Teichrieb have been proven in court.

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