Trial date to be set for two B.C. men charged after Kamloops Mountie injured

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Two men accused of severely injuring an RCMP officer near Kamloops, B.C., have been ordered to stand trial.

Jerry Lamar and Leon Leclerc were charged with one count each of attempting to wound, maim or disfigure Const. Paul Koester in Pritchard on July 5, 2014.

Lamar is facing an additional count of refusing to provide a breath sample.

Neither Lamar nor Leclerc are in custody, and a trial date is expected to be set on Nov. 9.

Koester is the Mountie who shot and killed 22-year-old Ian Bush during a 2005 altercation at the RCMP detachment in Houston, B.C.

Koester was cleared in the subsequent investigation and no charges were laid.


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