Preliminary inquiry date for Amanda Black Murder case to be set Sept.13

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A preliminary inquiry date is expected to be set next month for the case against Shane S…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A preliminary inquiry date is expected to be set next month for the case against Shane Sutherland for the murder of Amanda Black.

Sutherland appeared in Fort St. John provincial court by video on August 11th, where the case was adjourned to September 13th to fix a date for the hearing, according to the BC Prosecution Service.

During a preliminary inquiry, the court will decide if there is enough evidence to convict the accused.

The case was previously adjourned to August while lawyers awaited a third set of disclosure from the RCMP.

A copy of the evidence the Crown counsel received must be shared with the defence before the case heads to trial or enters a plea.

Police arrived at a home in Village St John, finding Amanda Black, 22, dead around 7:30 p.m. on February 8th.

RCMP originally deemed the death suspicious and said the two individuals knew each other.

Sutherland is charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody. He has not been found guilty of the charge.

 

 

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