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Murder case adjourned

UPDATE: 4:55 p.m.

The man accused of shooting and killing a man inside a Salmon Arm church on April 14, while seriously injuring another, briefly appeared in court Tuesday morning. 

Matrix Savage Gathergood allegedly entered the Church of Christ on the Sunday morning and shot 78-year-old Gordon Parmenter.

He appeared in Salmon Arm court Tuesday morning, but the case was adjourned until May 7. 

In addition to first-degree murder, Gathergood is also facing charges of aggravated assault and disguising his face while committing an offence. 


ORIGINAL: 5 a.m.

Matrix Savage Gathergood will make his first appearance in a Salmon Arm court room Tuesday morning.

Gathergood is charged with first degree murder in the April 14 death of 78-year-old Gordon Parmenter.

Parmenter was shot to death inside the Church of Christ.

The Salmon Arm church was hosting an event when a lone gunman opened fire, killing Parmenter and seriously injured a second man, Paul Derkach.

Parishioners eventually wrestled the gunman to the ground, and held him until police arrived.

A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $18,000 for Parmenter's widow, Peggy.



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