Murder trial moved to May

A trial date has been set for two alleged killers accused of gunning down a man in a Salmon Arm schoolyard seven years ago

A trial date has been set for two alleged killers accused of gunning down a man in a Salmon Arm schoolyard seven years ago.

Tyler Myers was shot to death in a park outside Bastion Elementary on Nov. 21, 2008. The 22-year-old’s body was discovered the following day.

Four years later, a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Because both accused were youths at the time of the alleged murder, neither can be named under provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

At the time of the arrests, police said both of the accused were known to Myers.

Pre-trial proceedings began in April in B.C. Supreme Court in Kamloops. A jury trial was scheduled to have begun this month, but the pre-trial hearings have taken up all scheduled court time.

In court on Wednesday, lawyers agreed to begin the trial on May 30, 2016, with jury selection slated to take place beforehand.

The trial is expected to take six weeks.

The male accused is in custody. The female accused is not in custody.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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