Sep 24, 2012 / 11:19 am
Murder charges are expected to be filed against Conor Frederick Grossmith.
Grossmith, 24, was initially charged with Attempted Murder, Assault with a Weapon and Aggravated Assault after it is alleged he attacked his mother with a hammer on September 13.
Kate Gilchrist, 57, died as a result of her injuries Saturday evening at Kelowna General Hospital.
RCMP Cst. Kris Clark says RCMP will be recommending the charge be amended.
"We'll be making a call to Crown recommending that be amended from attempted murder to murder," says Clark.
He was unable to say whether police would be recommending a charge of first or second degree.
The attack occurred about 9 p.m. in the family home on Mission Springs Drive.
The flag at Okanagan College is at half mast today in Gilchrist's memory. She worked in the college's ESL department.
Read more Kelowna News
City of Kelowna
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Central Okanagan Regional District
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
- Big Red rolls through Kelowna May 22
- Greenway underpasses closed May 22
- Former Miss Kelowna earns gold May 22
- Victim services honour BC Liquor Stores May 22
- New middle school for Upper Mission May 22
- Power back on in East Kelowna May 21
- Tuesday crash sends 4 to hospital May 21
- Quiet start to the summer season May 21
- Stabbing arrest May 21
- Last day to register for PlayOn! Kelowna May 21