Pre-trial conference for Sarah Foord murder case to continue Monday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – John Wendell Keyler will appear in Fort St. John Supreme Court Monday as pre-trial proce…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – John Wendell Keyler will appear in Fort St. John Supreme Court Monday as pre-trial proceedings continue.

Keyler appeared in court earlier this month with his new lawyer that was retained in July.

Keyler was arrested and charged at the end of July 2020 after a two-week investigation into Foord’s disappearance. Foord had been considered missing before her remains were found July 24th in a remote location 75 kilometres north of Fort St. John.

John Wendell Keyler is charged with second-degree murder and indignity to human remains. He has not been found guilty of the charge.

A preliminary inquiry earlier this year found there was sufficient evidence to try for a conviction, however, proceedings were delayed in May when Keyler’s original lawyer stepped down from the case.

Pre-trial conferences are held for Crown prosecutors and defence lawyers to prepare for and discuss issues before the start of a trial.

The trial will be in BC Supreme court before a Supreme court judge and jury, said the BC Prosecution Service.

 

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