56899
56558

Kamloops  

Trial starts 14 yrs. after man disappeared

A trial is underway in Kamloops into the murder of a man who disappeared from his home in Lytton, more than 14 years ago.

Crown lawyer Tim Livingston says the man charged with manslaughter in August 2012 confessed to the murder of Sandy Charlie to undercover police officers.

Livingston told a BC Supreme Court jury that William Smith was angry at Charlie for talking to police about a previous crime.

He says Smith beat up 48-year-old Charlie and dragged him down a flight of stairs.

Charlie was last seen in December 1999, and his remains were found in a concealed grave in September 2011.

The death turned into a double tragedy for the Charlie family when the victim's son died in the harsh winter while searching for his father.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More Kamloops News

54022


Recent Trending


53357


49792


56309
52970


56074


Send us your News Tips!


Okanagan Oldies

Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Katniss
Katniss Kamloops SPCA >


50414




Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
49702
55577