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Trial of Penticton man accused in quadruple homicide moved to Kelowna

John Brittain, who is accused of killing four Penticton residents, will be tried in Kelowna following a successful change of venue application.
May 14, 2020 - 2:06 PM

The trial of the man accused of killing four people in Penticton will be held in a Kelowna courtroom

John Brittain's trial has been moved to Kelowna following a change of venue application granted by the court, according to B.C. Prosecution Service communications counsel Dan McLaughlin. No reason was given for the change.

Brittian is accused in the shooting deaths of four Penticton residents on April 15, 2019.

He is alleged to have gunned down Rudi Winter, 71, at a Heales Avenue address before driving to Cornwall Drive where he allegedly shot Susan and Barry Wonch, and Darlene Knippleberg.

The victims were all known to Brittain.

Brittain’s next court appearance is May 22 in Kelowna to fix a date for trial.


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