Hearings in Lequiere murder case postponed

Photo: (From Left) Josh Lequiere’s parents and sister stand outside the Fort St. John courthouse after learning the arraignment hearings have been delayed for the two people charged in relation to his murder./Kimberley Molina

The arraignment hearings for Pamela Moore and Andre Paul Dupas have been adjourned until Sept. 29.

Dupas had been charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of Josh Lequiere on May 20 and is currently in custody in Prince George. Moore was charged with being an accessory after the fact and is in custody in Burnaby.

Moore was quiet while she appeared by video link at the Fort St. John courthouse, on Wednesday. Her defence attorney, Sigrid Thompson, says Moore has been cooperative with police during the investigation and has completed a polygraph.

Thompson told the court that Moore has still not had a bail hearing which will be something they will be looking into. She added that it is still taking time to review the 3,300 pages of electronic documentation and that Moore has not yet seen the disclosure of information.

Crown Counsel Paul Swartz told the court that someone had come forward in the investigation and that information would be provided to the defence shortly.

The delays in court have been difficult, says Jim Lequiere, Josh’s father, but adds that the lengthy process is to be expected.

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He says the whole City has been supportive which is making the process easier.

Josh’s sister, Brittany, says the process has been very difficult, especially knowing how much more time both cases may take to go through the court system.

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Lequiere’s family members say they will be at all court dates for the two accused, including if and when Moore applies for bail.

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