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Trial delayed for Kamloops man accused of assaulting teen with baseball bat

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October 23, 2017 - 2:59 PM

KAMLOOPS - The trial for a Kamloops man accused of assaulting a teenager with a baseball bat last year has been postponed.

Lawyers met in Kamloops Supreme Court today, Oct. 23, where the accused, Kristopher Teichrieb, appeared by video. His new lawyer, Jordan Watt, appeared in the courtroom and filed the adjournment application on Teichrieb's behalf.

Teichrieb's three-week trial was scheduled to begin in January 2018, but now that Watt has taken on the case, he has had conversations with Crown prosecutors Shannon Montgomery and Wendy Stephen. They've decided to put things off for now, he says.

"In light of those discussions, myself and my friend agree the current time scheduled for trial is insufficient," Watt told the court.

Montgomery and Stephen agreed to the adjournment, and the lawyers will meet again in two weeks to determine a new trial date.

Teichrieb is charged with attempted murder and assault with a weapon in connection to an assault against 18-year-old Jessie Simpson in June 2016.

Simpson has been in hospital since the incident. Many of the circumstances of the alleged offence are protected by a court-ordered publication ban.

Teichrieb has been denied bail twice since being taken into custody on June 19, 2016.

None of the charges against Teichrieb have been proven in court.

For more coverage on this case, go here.


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