Fort St. John murder suspect denied bail

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Shane Sutherland has been denied bail before he stands trial for the death of Amanda Black, which occurred in early 2021.

Sutherland is accused of the murder of Black, 22, who was his girlfriend at the time of her death.

Black was found deceased at a home in Village St. John on February 8th, 2021. RCMP arrested Sutherland shortly afterwards.

He appeared in court in Fort St. John on Wednesday and was denied bail by Justice Ronald Tindale.

Sutherland opted for a trial by judge alone, and his next appearance is on May 15th for trial in Fort St. John.

The charge of second-degree murder has yet to be proven in court. Sutherland remains in custody at this time.

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